This Club fostering exchange between the French signatories, has been initiated by Energy Cities and will be coordinated by Denis Baupin (Deputy Mayor of the City of Paris), Vice-President and Treasurer of Energy Cities. Open to all Covenant signatories, the Club will work in close cooperation with the French associations of local authorities which are supporting the initiative.
It also has the political mission of
- making sure that the Government takes appropriate measures to help local authorities to act, and therefore, help the Government reach its objectives
- fostering synergies between existing processes in France (such as Territorial Energy and Climate Plans, Cit’ergie) and the Covenant of Mayors
This initiative comes at the right moment as international climate negotiations are showing weak results and, at the same time, energy prices are reaching new heights. This proves, once again, that it is largely up to the local authorities to bring about the necessary changes in this field.
More information in French on : http://www.energy-cities.eu/COMMUNIQUE-DE-PRESSE-Le-Club
Visit the Covenant of Mayors website : www.eumayors.eu