News and events
Passengers in six Georgian Covenant of Mayors signatories — Kutaisi, Gori, Telavi, Zugdidi, Rustavi and Poti will soon travel by 100 new modern diesel (Euro 5) buses. The New low entry diesel buses will have lower specific fuel consumption per passenger contributing to reduction of GHG emissions and significant reduction of air pollutants (SOx, NOx, CO, and VOC).
On October 16, 2019 participants of Joint Steering Committee Meeting of Sustainable Urban Demonstration Projects - Support Mechanism (CoM DeP) and Covenant of Mayors East (CoM East) visited Business Accelerator "Spark, which was established by CoM signatory Tbilisi City Hall in partnership with the Georgian Employers' Association and within the framework of the EU Initiative ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ (M4EG).
Today, October 15, 2019, Tbilisi (Georgia) hosted the Joint Steering Committee meeting of the two projects under the Covenant of Mayors initiative – Covenants of Mayors East (CoM East) and Covenants of Mayors – Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP).
On 3 October 2019 Municipality of Mtskheta organized Sustainable Energy Day within the framework of climate change week.
Pinsk District joined the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy in April 2018 and has become one of the most active participants. The district estimated that the total greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 amounted to 130 590 tons of CO2 and that by 2030 the district is ready to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30%. Now local authorities are in the process of developing and adopting an action plan for sustainable energy and climate development, in accordance with which it is necessary to ensure that the level of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 is no higher than 91,413 tons of CO2. At the same time, the consumption of fuel and energy resources will be reduced by 13213 MWh and the use of renewable energy will be increased by 30197 MWh.
Ukraine: internship "City2City" for 5 representatives of the city-signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, Zhytomyr, 25-27/06/2019
From 25 to 27 June 2019, in Zhytomyr, there was a 3-days internship "City2City" for 5 representatives of the city-signatories of the Covenant of Mayors: Dnipro, Shostka, Olexandria, Energodar and Chernomorsk, which were chosen on a competitive basis.
Ukraine: Slavutych shares the experience of effective energy policy with the Covenant of Mayors Signatories within City2City, 19-21/06/2019
From 19 to 21 of June 2019, Slavutych hosted representatives of five municipalities that are Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate &Energy. The study tour was organised in the framework of the EU-funded project “Covenant of Mayors – East” (CoM East) for representatives of five small cities of Ukraine – Koziatin, Bucha, Novogrodivka, Olevsk and Pokrovsk – with the aim of exchanging experience in developing and implementing local energy policy.
Covenant of Mayors: «City2City» exchange programme: 2nd Call for proposals for Mayors’ level study visits
The Covenant of Mayors - East project continues with thematic study visits for representatives of signatories to EU countries.