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  Covenant Quarterly Newsletter June 2011  
       
 
What does a resource-efficient city look like? The answer is Malmö
Interview with Ilmar Reepalu, Mayor of Malmö. The European Commission is soon to publish its new Roadmap for a Resource Efficient Europe with the aim to “increase resource productivity, decouple economic growth from resource use, enhance competitiveness and promote security of supply”. Last March, in the framework of an informal EU Environment Council meeting, Committee of the Regions President Mercedes Bresso proposed to enlarge the scope of the Covenant of Mayors from energy savings to the (...) Read more
 
       
  Inspiring Achievements
  Since the adoption of its Sustainable Energy Action Plan, which sets a 26% CO2 reduction target by 2020, the City of Nottingham is fast progressing towards the delivery of its energy-efficient future. The Covenant of Mayors city is indeed (...) Read more Following in the footsteps of Buenos Aires, another Argentinian city, Ushuaia, has now expressed its intention to join the Covenant of Mayors initiative. In the framework of a conference on sustainable cities, Mayor Federico Sciurano signed the (...) Read more  
   
  Latest Highlights
  European Commission President José Manuel Barroso presented on 29 June his proposal for the Multiannual Financing Framework (MFF), the EU’s next seven-year budget period. To fast-track EU’s transition to a “low-carbon and climate resilient (...) Read more In the context of political discussions regarding the next European budget priorities, Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard recalled the important role to be played by regions in leveraging energy efficiency opportunities - which she (...) Read more The Smart Cities and Communities initiativehas officially been launched at a conference held on 21 June 2011 in Brussels. Financed by the 7th EU Research Framework Programme, it will call for proposals addressing the deployment of integrated (...) Read more  
   
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