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As regional coordinator of the Covenant of Mayors (a European Union initiative launched by the European Commission), Instituto de Fomento provides the participating municipalities with support by promoting the Covenant of Mayors, providing technical and financial support for developing and implementing Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans and holding networking events for the pact’s participants.

  • What is it for?

    By signing up for the Covenant of Mayors, local authorities voluntarily commit to reducing greenhouse effect gas emissions and improving climate resilience by implementing a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan.

    Where is it happenig?

    The Covenant of Mayors has been global since 2016. The initiative currently unites over 7,000 local and regional authorities in 57 countries.

    All 45 municipalities in our region are participating in the 2020 objectives.

    The municipalities in our region that are participating in the 2030 objectives, including a 40% reduction in emissions commitment and a climate change adaptation plan, are Aguilas, Bullas, Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia, Puerto Lumbreras and Las Torres de Cotillas.

  • What are some of the specific projects?

    Life Adaptate.

  • How does it work?

    The participating cities commit to undertaking action aimed at implementing the target of a 20% reduction in greenhouse effect gases in the EU by 2020 (SEAP) or a 40% reduction in greenhouse effect gases by 2030 and to adopting a joint outlook for addressing mitigation of adaptation to climate changes (SECAP).

    In order to turn their political commitment into practical measures and projects, the participants commit to presenting a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) outlining the key steps they plan to take within two years following the local board’s decision.

    The plan must include an inventory of reference emissions so that mitigation action can be monitored and climate and vulnerability risks can be assessed. 

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