2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Covenant of Mayors initiative launched by the European Commission. All committed cities and members of the Covenant Community are invited to get together for the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum & Ceremony on 21-22 February 2018 to take stock of the results achieved, discuss joint challenges such as investment, multi-level collaboration and mobility, meet the newly set-up EU Covenant Political Board, and pull-up strengths for the next steps.
In November 2018, national and local governments from across the world will converge to Katowice, Poland, for the UNFCCC COP24, to take stock of all the efforts made to achieve the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement and inform the preparation of the next round of pledges for 2020. Projections show that in 2020 Covenant of Mayors municipalities will have contributed to 31% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target. In order to make those efforts weigh on the European and global stage, we invite each municipality to report on its climate and energy measures hence making the European contribution even bigger.