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Capacity Building of Local Governments to Advance Local Climate and Energy Action – from Planning to Action to Monitoring (COVENANT CAPACITY)

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The main project aim is to assist local Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) development in Europe - from motivation, planning, implementation, to monitoring and evaluating.  The Covenant capaCITY project focuses on 15 countries in Europe, motivating and enabling LGs to respond to "climate and energy challenges", with particular focus on small and medium-sized communities. It does this by dealing with three main activities:
  1. An easy learning programme is offered to local governments (local leaders and municipal staff)
  2. A ‘train-the-trainer’ programme to extend the support offered, inviting participation of representatives from local government associations and networks, energy agencies working with municipalities.
  3. It actively supports selected cities and towns in 15 countries – step-by-step rolling-out their Local Climate and Energy Actions
A comprehensive, well-structured European LG capacity building programme is tested and rolled out to support all the phases of implementing a SEAP, and to empower LGs to also engage in the Covenant of Mayors (CoM). Multiple countries are addressed, on the one hand by offering a generic European training programme.

Results

  • Project website has been launched and updated – www.covenant-capacity.eu
  • Train-the trainer programme has been launched. 77 Trainers have been identified. A series of training events have taken place (so far 850 people trained) addressing local government associations / city networks / energy agencies).
  • Online training platform for local governments and their partners has been launched –http://www.covenant-capacity.eu/eu/training-platform with "learners" and trainers registered and accessing training modules (8 topics for start-up level municipalities online).
  • "Covenant capaCITY Conference – Energy Action Planning made easy!" was held in Malmö, Sweden on 18 September 2012 – with 236 participants. Online video available of all sessions is from project website.
  • 12 Country training programmes are underway, supported by experts and trainers.
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ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH
Germany
Contact point: 
Name: 
Holger Robrecht
Tel: 
+49 761 368920
Name: 
Philipp Tepper
Tel: 
+49/(0)761-368 920
Name: 
Ms van Staden Maryke
Tel: 
+49-761-368920
Name: 
Mr. Santhosh Kodukula
Tel: 
+49 288 97 62 99 - 54
Name: 
Ms Maryke van Staden
Tel: 
+49-761 / 368 92 0
Name: 
Mr Mark Hidson
Tel: 
+49 761 36892-0
Name: 
Mark Hidson
Tel: 
0049 761 36992-0

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Duration:
01/06/2011 to 31/05/2014
Contract number: 
IEE/10/389

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