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Speeches and Press Releases

EU Covenant of Mayors Board A Board of Mayors to steer the largest community of cities committed to the EU climate and energy objectives
Press release 10-02-2017
Covenant of Mayors East European Union launches new initiatives in support to local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries
Press release 26-10-2016
Energy poverty Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy: A multi-player community to tackle energy poverty
Press release 12-10-2016
2015 Ceremony - New Covenant of Mayors COP21: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities through New Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
Press release 15-10-2015
COP21 - European mayors in Paris Energy Commissioner announces a Covenant of Mayors 2030 as part of 3-point strategy
Press release 26-03-2015
Energy Union Cities’ role in Energy Union comes into focus with EU Energy Policy deemed "local success but systemic failure"
Press release 06-02-2015
EU energy security campaign European Commission launches energy security campaign in Central Eastern European cities
Press release - 03-11-2014
Reporting CO2 reduction progress Vila Nova de Gaia: First EU city to report CO2 reduction progress to European Commission
Press release - 31-10-2014
Energy Security Conference 2014 European Commission seeks local authorities’ help in addressing energy security
Press release - 10-10-2014
EU-China Urbanisation Forum Beijing European and Chinese mayors discuss sustainable urbanisation in Beijing
Press release - 22-11-2013
COP 19 Warsaw “It’s an opportunity for national governments that we, cities, agreed to do the job”
Press release - 21-11-2013
Open Days 2013 Unconventional financing paves the way for sustainable investment in European cities
Press release - 10-10-2013
3000 SEAPs - Press release 05-08-2013 3000 sustainable energy action plans adopted - European cities not deterred by the crisis - Press release - 05-08-2013 en
Covenant Ceremony - Press release 24-06-2013 Arnold Schwarzenegger joins EU mayors in flexing climate muscles - Press release - 24-06-2013 en
Case study Tallinn - Press release 03-05-2013 Is free public transport sustainable? New Covenant of Mayors video in Tallinn - Press release - 03-05-2013 en
2000 SEAPs - Press release 28-11-2012 While Doha talks global, cities act local - Press release - 28-11-2012 en
Gaza city joins the Covenant of Mayors - Press release 23-10-2012 Gaza City joins major European initiative for energy sustainability - Press release - 23-10-2012 en
Open Days 2012 - Press release 11-10-2012 Sustainable Energy: European cities call for greater involvement in European funding management - Press release - 11-10-2012 en
First EU-China Mayors Forum - Press release 24-09-2012 European and Chinese mayors sign urbanisation charter - Press release - 24-09-2012 en
Covenant signatories meet business to convert plans into actions - Press release 25-06-2012 Local authorities as laboratories for green growth: the Covenant of Mayors enhances cooperation with the private sector - EESC launches a “Covenant of Companies” - Press release - 25-06-2012 en
EU-China urbanisation partnership - Press release - 8 May 2012 Covenant of Mayors to boost EU-China urbanisation partnership - Press Release - 08-05-2012 en
1000 SEAPs Press release 27 February 2012 Over 1000 local action plans point the way towards sustainable energy transition and pursuit of social welfare - 27-02-2012 en
Covenant Ceremony Covenant cities act while others talk - Covenant Ceremony Press Release - 30-11-2011 de en es fr it pl
Covenant Ceremony Three years of the Covenant of Mayors - cities show the way out of the crisis. Covenant Ceremony Press Release - 29-11-2011 de en es fr it pl
José Manuel Barroso - Speech José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission Europe of the Regions: Building Europe from the bottom up - 31st Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples, Rimini, 27 August 2010 en
Committee of the Regions Press Release 4 May 2010 ’National leaders failed at Copenhagen: local leaders must not’: CoR launches unique database of local climate action en
European Parliament Press Release 4 May 2010 Covenant of Mayors: Cities take the lead to tackle climate change en
EC Press Release 4 May 2010 EU conference: 500 cities pledge to reduce CO2 by more than 20% en fr it de es
José Manuel Barroso - Speech José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission: The essence and spirit of the EU: how mayors are making a difference on climate change - Covenant of Mayors Ceremony Brussels, 4 May 2010 en
Günther Oettinger - Speech Günther OETTINGER, EU Commissioner for Energy: The Covenant of Mayors - Achievements and way forward - Covenant of Mayors Ceremony Brussels, 4 May 2010 en
EC/EIB Press Release 24 March 2010 European Commission, EIB support EUR 1 bn investment by cities, regions in energy efficiency, renewables fr en de
Covenant of Mayors Press Release 18 December 2009 Covenant Signatories and Supporting Structures begin sharing their best practices via the ‘Benchmarks of Excellence catalogue’ en
EC Press Release 15 December 2009 European Commission and European Investment Bank launch European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) facility fr en de
EC Press Release 7 December 2009 Number of signatories to Covenant of Mayors reaches 1000! fr en de
EC Press Release 30 October 2009 Commissioner Piebalgs receives the first 39 Energy Action Plans under the Covenant of Mayors fr en de ca
EC Press Release 7 October 2009 Mayors from Europe and America join forces to fight against climate change fr en de
EC Press Release 6 October 2009 The Covenant of Mayors develops a new interactive tool to help EU cities reducing CO2. fr en de
EC Press Memo Background information on the Covenant of Mayors en
EC Press Release First Covenant of Mayors Ceremony, 10 February 2009 en
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