The signing ceremony of the Covenant of Mayors was held on Tuesday 29 November at the European Parliament, the scene where Carmen Moriyón, Mayor of Gijón, as the highest representative of the 3,000 th city to join the Covenant, took the floor to explain the obligation of the municipal representatives to “set new challenges” in the care of the environment such as reducing emissions in construction, through the implementation of energy efficiency in new buildings, and traffic, giving an impetus to electric and hybrid vehicles.
To Faro, represented by its mayor, Macario Correia, the future of a city depends in large part, of rationality and good management of resources. Faro is not left untouched by this mission, but works to achieve the objectives of a real energy policy and the production and use of cleaner energy.
CAAC members have also signed the Charter of San Sebastian that defines the environmental challenges in the Atlantic macro-region. Other cities in the CCAA that have signed the Covenant of Mayors are: Angouleme, Brest, Caen, Cardiff, Lisbon, Nantes Métropole, Niort, Rennes and Rennes Métropole, San Sebastian, Santander, Seville and Vigo.