In Kiev, from 18 to 19 April 2019, a two-days training was held for the city-signatories of the Covenant of Mayors on the theme: “SECAP Development as a guarantee of fulfilling the commitments of the Covenant of Mayors”. 

Representatives of 25 cities, villages and OTG gathered together to get acquainted with the structure of the SECAP, to learn how to collect data for the BEI, learn how to calculate CO2 emissions and develop energy efficient measures.

On the first day of the training, Oksana Kysil, National Expert of the EU Project "Covenant of Mayors - East" presented the main components of the SECAP, its advantages and opportunities for cities.

Mariana Pristupa, an expert in the development of the SECAP, described how to collect data to develop a baseline emission inventory (BEI), calculate CO2 emissions (BEI) based on the final energy consumption data, presented the best practices of energy efficiency measures in the recommended sectors.

Oksana Kysil together with Mariana Pristupa, conducted group classes on the development of technical energy efficient measures and the calculation of energy consumption and CO2 emissions reduction.

The second day of the training was devoted to the topic of adaptation to climate change and vulnerability assessment.

Mikhail Chizhenko, Deputy Director of the Department - Head of the Climate Strategy Division of the Climate Policy Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, spoke about the national policy of Ukraine on adaptation to climate change, as well as the impact of the Paris Agreement.

Natalya Kushko, an expert on adaptation to climate change, presented data on the effects of climate change in Ukraine, adaptation measures that can be implemented by city-signatories of the Covenant of Mayors in the framework of the SECAP.

Oksana Kysel, national expert of the EU Project “Covenant of Mayors-East” in Ukraine, presented the template of the questionnaire on the assessment of vulnerability to climate change, and also conducted group work together with Natalia Kushko on completing the section on vulnerability assessment under the SECAP template.

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At the initiative of the Kharkiv Regional Council as a territorial coordinator of the Covenant of Mayors, as well as with the support of the Association of Local Self-Government Bodies of the Kharkiv region and the EU Project “Covenant of Mayors - East” in Ukraine, on April 16, 2019, a practical seminar on energy efficiency in Ukraine was held for communities: "Energy efficiency in communities: new challenges, new opportunities." 

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Голова Харківської обласної ради, президент Асоціації органів місцевого самоврядування Харківської області Сергій Чернов взяв участь у міжрегіональному практичному семінарі «Енергоефективність у громадах: нові виклики, нові можливості», який проходив у Харківському національному університеті міського господарства імені О. М. Бекетова.

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EU Project "Covenant of Mayors - East" will held on 18-19th of April 2019 country-specific training on “Energy efficiency in buildings and local RES” for city-signatories of the Covenant of Mayors.

From 15 to 17 May 2019, a training will be held in Brest for representatives of the city-signatories of the Covenant of Mayors from Belarus and Georgia. The trip will be organized to familiarize participants with strategies and measures of adaption to climate change, as well as examples of other cities in the field of climate and energy.


On April 25-26, 2019, the 3rd Conference of the Covenant of Mayors in Belarus will be held in Polotsk. Currently, 45 Belarusian cities and more than 8,800 cities of Europe have joined this European initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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