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CoM East: CoM Territorial Coordinators from Ukraine and Georgia improve capacities to support their Signatories

Representatives of 15 Territorial Coordinators of the Covenant of Mayors from two countries – Ukraine and Georgia – gathered in Kyiv on 27th November for a two-day training dedicated to strengthening their potential in providing quality support to the municipalities, which are Signatories to the CoM initiative.

Ukraine: Call for proposals for hosting the official opening of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 in Ukraine

Since 2010 the EU Delegation to Ukraine has been supporting and coordinating the organisation of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Ukraine as part of the largest Europe-wide event promoting sustainable energy, renewables and energy efficiency. The EU Sustainable Energy Week in Ukraine has become an information hub for exchanging on different aspects of sustainable energy policy and has provided an open platform for discussion of best practices and innovative energy ideas.

Georgia: Georgian CoM Signatories Shift to Modern Low Emission Buses

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).

CoM East: Site Visit to Business Accelerator "Spark"

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).

CoM East: Joint Steering Committee meeting of CoM East and CoM-DeP, Tbilisi, Georgia, 15-16/10/2019

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).

Georgia: Sustainable energy day in Mtskheta

On 3 October 2019 Municipality of Mtskheta organized Sustainable Energy Day within the framework of climate change week.

Belarus: Polesie Energy

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.


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