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20.04.2016

How do the Compact of Mayors and Covenant of Mayors benefit local governments? Join us in Bilbao to learn more about these two initiatives

Today, many cities, towns and regions actively plan and achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and adapt to climate change. They have been crucial in raising ambition at the global level, also showing the impact of their efforts.Their role remains clear: catalyzing new action and leading the transition to a more sustainable future. 

There are two key initiatives that help local governments make firm commitments and report on their progress, namely the Compact of Mayors and the Covenant of Mayors. Each initiative was designed to be unique, but there are also many similarities.

These initiatives and how local governments benefit from them will be explored in the session: "Local climate action raises global ambition"taking place on 26 April 2016 (14:30 – 18:00in Bilbao, on the occasion of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns,


How do these two initiatives differ and where are they similar? What can they offer to local governments across the globe? 
These questions will be explored in a dynamic, interactive session, with speakers including: 

  • Ana Oregi, Minister for Environment, Basque Country, 
  • Aitziber Irigoras, Mayor of Durango, 
  • Åsa Karlsson Björkmarker, Deputy Mayor  of Växjö,
  • Kata Tűttö, Committee of the Regions' rapporteur on the Covenant of Mayors and Councillor of Budapest.

The event will be followed by a welcome reception.

Please register here and for more information click here.

We look forward to meeting you in Bilbao!

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