In 2013 SERN became support institution of the Covenant of Mayors, the European association engaged in the environment framework for local sustainable energy. To be support institution means to spread information about the Covenant and to promote practices and tools to help members to achieve their objectives set in the agreement.

The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions.

The EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local governments voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives. The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 in Europe with the ambition to gather local governments voluntarily committed to achieving and exceeding the EU climate and energy targets. Not only did the initiative introduce a first-of-its-kind bottom-up approach to energy and climate action, but its success quickly went beyond expectations.

The initiative now gathers 9,000+ local and regional authorities across 57 countries drawing on the strengths of a worldwide multi-stakeholder movement and the technical and methodological support offered by dedicated offices.

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