Guidelines and Reporting Framework for the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy available

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To support new signatories of the new commitments of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, launched in October 2015, the Covenant of Mayors reporting framework has been revamped.
The new reporting framework and guidance released today are the result of a consultative process with practitioners from local and regional authorities and other key stakeholders led by the Covenant of Mayors and Mayors Adapt Offices. The Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) Template now enables signatories to report on their 2030 mitigation targets and actions as well as on climate adaptation. It offers a set of graphical displays to help signatories to better capture, visualise, and evaluate their performance over time.
For the time being the SECAP Template is available only in an Excel format. The objective is to provide new signatories with a working version of the future online template that will be developed in the near future and should be available in 2017.
The Covenant online reporting platform remains the official mean for submitting Action Plans and monitoring reports in the frame of the initiative.
Local authorities committed to the 2020 Covenant of Mayors commitments will continue using the online platform as before.  Signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy can use the current online platform to report on climate mitigation for 2030. As soon as the online SECAP template has been developed in 2017 full reporting on both climate mitigation and adaptation will be available through the online platform.


European Parliament resolution on COP 20 Lima

EP Press Release 05-11-2014 EP Committee : Environment, Public Health and Food Safety   Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, Parliament said in a resolution voted on […]

BELGIUM: Covenant of Mayors Webinar on Local Energy Data Collection for GHG Inventories

. On Monday 26 October 2015, 11:00-12:30 . The Covenant of Mayors Office is organising a webinar on ‘Data Collection for Greenhouse Gas Inventories’. This online event – specifically targeting local authorities in Belgium – will  inform participants about energy data collection practices in Belgium and provide practical advice on energy data gathering and processing […]

Checking national implementing measures notified by national authorities:

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/applying-eu-law/implementation-monitoring/index_en.htm . EU directives set out results that all EU Member States must achieve. National authorities then have the choice of form and method to meet this result. Directives are used to bring different national laws into line with each other, and are particularly common in matters that affect the operation of the single […]

Save the Date! European Roundtable on Energy Data Sharing, 14 Oct. in Brussels

DATA 4 Action will organise with the support of the Committee of the Regions an EU Roundtable on Energy Data Sharing on the 14th of October from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Regional and local public authorities are responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and they need to have effective […]