The Covenant of Companies, a new project from European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, has launched a brand-new pledging scheme where companies, in making a pledge with our programme, commit to taking action to decarbonise.
In return, they offer companies the knowledge and support they need to carry out these measures including a suite of advisory services to help prepare for a net zero future. The guidance aids companies in defining and then implementing emissions reduction goals that are manageable, attainable and aligned with their level of ambition.
This is a hands-on assistance programme starts with agreeing on the scope of support that participants need and ranges from energy audit assistance, assessing technologies appropriate to their needs, investment support – including connecting participants to funding and financing mechanisms – to the identification of the measures needed to reach their targets. All these services are completely free of charge and will be available for a maximum of 75 entities. The technical assistance will be offered in the following languages: Dutch, English, French and German, and to a limited extent in Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Romanian and Spanish.
The second call for technical assistance is now open and the deadline for submission is 31 August 2023 18:00 CEST. Please see here for the application form.
There will be a webinar in English on 23 May at 10:00 AM CEST to explain how the pledging scheme and offered technical assistance work in practice. Please see here to register.