CES-MED support for joining the Covenant of Mayors
CES-MED will provide support to ensure that proposed actions converge with the Covenant of Mayors’ objectives. Training and technical assistance will be provided to selected municipalities in preparing and implementing their SEAPs. The CES-Med will itself work with the support and assistance of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, which is responsible for the overall methodological coherence of the Covenant of Mayors.
An important aspect of the CES-Med project is to support Local and National Authorities in developing the related Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs). The SEAP is a plan of priority actions related to energy efficiency and renewable energies. It defines long-term strategy translated into concrete measures, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities.
Preparation of a quality SEAP is required to join the Covenant of Mayors. This includes proposing measures to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% from baseline emissions inventory levels.