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Informed Cities Forum 2011 Covenant of Mayors Ronald Piers

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Informed Cities Forum 2011 Covenant of Mayors Ronald Piers

  1. 1. ‹#› Covenant of Mayors Monitoring strategy Informed Cities - Forum 201126-27 October 2011 - Naples, Italy Ronald PiersEuropean Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  2. 2. About the JRC ‹#›JRC - Robust Science for Policy MakingAs a Directorate-Generalof the European Commission,the JRC provides customer-drivenscientific and technical supportto Community policy making Supporting citizen’s security, health and environmental protection, safety of food and chemicals, alternative energies, nuclear safety, econometrics, prospective technologies…
  3. 3. Role of the JRC in the CoM: ‹#›JRC is providing the scientific and technical support to the CoM Some key tasks: – Development of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) guidebook – Operation of the technical helpdesk service – Evaluation of submitted SEAPs, with feedback to Covenant cities – Monitoring of the CoM implementation, including the development of specific monitoring & reporting guidelinesJRC´s Covenant of Mayors team : Paolo Bertoldi, Giulia Melica, Ana Meijide, Federica Paina, Ronald PiersNB: In addition, the CoM Office in Brussels is in charge of: generalcoordination, promotion (website etc), networking, administrativesupport, technical heldesk (with JRC), etc
  4. 4. ‹#› The unprecedented growth of the Covenant of Mayors As of today, 3030 Local Authorities committed to reduce CO2 emissions on their territories by at least 20% by 2020Together they represent140 million inhabitants,over a quarter of the EUpopulation CoM ceremony in the EU parliament, May 2010
  5. 5. What do Covenant Signatories commit to ? ‹#›• Go beyond EU energy and climate objectives: at least 20% CO2 reduction by 2020• Prepare a Sustainable Energy Action Plan [SEAP]• Implement their Action Plan and report periodically on progress• Involve citizens and other stakeholders• Adapt city structures and allocate sufficient resourcesMayors act voluntarily• Encourage other cities to join and take the lead !
  6. 6. What is a SEAP? ‹#› It is a political document: it shows how the Covenant signatories intend to achieve their commitments: concrete measures and long-term strategies leading to at least 20% reduction of CO2 emissions by 2020 It is a technical document: It uses the results of the Baseline Emission Inventory to identify the most appropriate actions. It serves as a reference for the implementation and monitoring of the actions It is a communication and promotion instrument adressed to the stakeholders: a clear and well-structured documentExample: SEAP of Genoa
  7. 7. The SEAP template ‹#›The SEAP template is an on-line document which summarises keyinformation from SEAP: Qualitative information on overall strategy and other key issues (stakeholders involvement, adaptation of city sructures …) Overall % of CO2 reduction objective by 2020 Energy and CO2 data for the baseline year (and any subsequent year) per sector and energy vector Description of key actions with responsible/department, timeframe, budget, expected energy/CO2 reduction, etc Each SEAP template will be analysed by the JRC and feedback sent to the signatories
  8. 8. The SEAP template ‹#›
  9. 9. Data Highlights ‹#›Highlights of the information collected via the SEAP template will be shown under the on-line profile of each signatory: Key energy / CO2 data of your BEI
  10. 10. Analysis of a first sample of 425 SEAPs ‹#›425 SEAPs representing 14,9 % of the signatoriescovering 33 million inhabitants (25 % of the CoMpopulation) and on average 78 000 inhabitants per signatory.Together they emit 185 million tons (5,5 ton per capita1)They commit to reduce by 52 million tons (1,6 ton per capita),which represents an overall reduction goal of 28%.Those SEAPs contain 10 586 measures (about 25 measures perSEAP)1Lower than the EU average (8 tons/capita) due to the fact that some sectors areexplicitly excluded from the SEAPs (industrial ETS …)
  11. 11. ‹#›Anticipated share of the total CO2 reduction by 2020 per type of measure / sector Expected contribution per sector / field of action Energy efficiency (buildings, industry etc) 10% 1% Transport and mobility 9% Local heat generation 40% (district heating, CHP etc) 12% Local electricity generation (renewables, CHP etc) Land use planning 10% Behavioural changes 18% (working with the citizens) Public procurementBased on a sample of 425 SEAPs containing 10586 measures
  12. 12. The monitoring strategy ‹#›- Monitoring reports to be sent by signatories every 2nd year- A dedicated monitoring template is being finalised- The key progress indicators will be derived from: - Actual implementation of the planned actions and their estimated impact - Successive monitoring emission inventories (recommended frequency : every year; mandatory frequency : every 4 years)- Other elements: financial investments, jobs creation, governance issues (citizens involvement etc) etc- Detailed information on 1-3 key actions per SEAP- First monitoring reports to be received this year
  13. 13. Essential information provided by the monitoring ‹#›- Evolution of the energy and CO2 data with time- Energy / CO2 Reductions per sector and per energy vector- Progress so far with implementation of the actions- Potential impact in 2020- Contribution by type of measure- Catalogue of most efficient measures (difficulty to get reliable data about cost and impact per measure)- Data per country, per type of signatory (size)- Etc
  14. 14. ‹#› Thank you for your attentionRonald Piers+39 0332 78 9703Ronald.PIERS-DE-RAVESCHOOT@ec.europa.euIET - Institute for Energy and TransportPetten - The Netherlands & Ispra - Italyhttp://ie.jrc.ec.europa.eu/http://www.jrc.ec.europa.eu

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