The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

FEDARENE is also one of the founding partners of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, which launched in 2008 and celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2018. The Covenant of Mayors Office is currently managed by a consortium of networks of local and regional authorities, led by Energy Cities and Climate Alliance, and composed of  CEMR, Eurocities, Fedarene, and ICLEI Europe. The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is now the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions, bringing together over 7,700 signatory local authorities, as well as supporting originations  who strive to fast- track local climate and energy action and go beyond the EU’s 40% greenhouse gas-reduction target by 2030.  FEDARENE manages the work of Covenant Territorial Coordinators and Local and Regional Energy Agencies which includes provinces, regions, ministries, metropolitan areas, groupings of local authorities, or any public authority that officially commits to providing strategic guidance, financial and technical support to Covenant signatories. FEDARENE was well placed in coordinating this work as it can draw on its extensive network of contacts and its 27-year experience and collaboration with regions and energy agencies. As of January 2017, FEDARENE is also responsible for coordinating the Central Helpdesk.

Visit their website: www.eumayors.eu

Construction21

Construction21 is a collaborative platform at the service of all construction and sustainable living professionnals. Construction21 was developed by the French Institute for Performance in Buildings (IFPEB) and its European partners with the purpose of sharing and spreading news related to sustainable construction. In March 2012, it opened six national platforms in France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Lithuania and Spain, with the support of European Union. They are each managed by a national organisation and linked together via a central international platform which highlights content of continental and international importance and relevance. Since 2013, Construction21 is beginning to become the first collaborative tool specifically dedicated to sustainable construction in the EU28. An international non-profit Association, Construction21 AISBL, was created in April 2013 in Brussels.

Visit their website: www.construction21.org

 

BUILD UP

BUILD UP is the European portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme that is managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). BUILD UP intends to reap the benefits of Europe’s collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings, and it targets professionals working in the building sector (public or private) with an interest on the latest developments related to energy efficiency at technical or practice level, policy legislation, financial issues, etc.

Visit their website: www.buildup.eu