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Climate Change and Covenant of Mayors

Polis is a supporting structure for the Covenant of Mayors Initiative. The Covenant of Mayors is a commitment by signatory towns and cities to go beyond the objectives of EU energy policy in terms of reduction in CO2 emissions through enhanced energy efficiency and cleaner energy production and use.

Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors (of which there are more than 2000) contribute to these policy objectives through a formal commitment to go beyond this target through the implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plan.

Since transport accounts for a substantial proportion of total greenhouse gas emissions (specifically CO2), specific targeted action needs to be made in the transport sector if any city wants to reduce their climate change impact. Polis is a supporting structure, meaning that it promotes the initiative, and facilitates exchange of experience for the development of transport actions within the SEAPs.

Covenant of Mayors: http://www.eumayors.eu/

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