The European Committee of the Regions has supported the Covenant of Mayors for climate and energy initiative since its creation in 2008. With a view to enhancing the work at national level, a Second Chamber of the Covenant Political Board was created, composed of 27 Members of the European Committee of the Regions acting as National Ambassadors of the Covenant Initiative in all EU Member States.
Following the Covenant of Mayors 2023 high-level event on the energy crisis, the CoR National Ambassadors and the European Commission will come together to discuss local and regional priorities on key issues closely linked with the Covenant, including the revision of National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), the challenges to tackle energy poverty with a view to speed up the inclusion of energy poverty in the Covenant of Mayors framework, and the Cities Mission as a key sister initiative to support the transition to climate neutrality by 2030.
The meeting will also be an opportunity to follow up on the key points of the recently adopted CoR Resolution on "Cities and regions responding to the energy crisis: towards a real European Energy Union", which lays out three main elements to fight the energy crisis: ambition, implementation and social cohesion.
Find the provisional agenda here.