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.

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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.

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

FEDARENE and The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2016 in order to share best practices and join efforts to increase energy efficiency in the respective countries of interest. Indeed, both parties rely heavily on imports for their energy consumption, and are eager to share their experience on demand side management. In practice, the MOU has resulted in strengthened exchanges in areas such as policy making and regulation, awareness, financing mechanisms, technology, institutional set-up and government support.

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