Extracts from the Press conference by Gérard Magnin, Executive Director of the "Energie-Cités" association, and Andris Piebalgs, on the Convenant of Mayors
On the occasion of the Covenant of Mayors, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, and Gérard Magnin, Executive Director of the "Energie-Cités" association, gave a joint press conference.
The European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors, the most ambitious initiative to date involving the citizens in the fight against global warming. It comes after an informal consultation with numerous cities across Europe, whose Mayors will join the Commission in launching the Covenant. The Covenant consists of the formal commitment of the adhering cities to go beyond the objectives of the EU in terms of reducing their CO2 emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy actions. Almost 100 cities throughout Europe, including 15 capital cities, have expressed their early support for the Covenant. SHOTLIST