Resources

Click through below to see the tools and resources available to cities at each phase of the process.

Compact of Mayors resources  |   EU Covenant of Mayors resources

Compact of Mayors Resources

Click through below to see the tools and resources available to cities at each phase of the process. For questions about Compact commitments and tools, please reference this webinar.

Resources for Phase 1

Register Commitment


Commit

Global Covenant of Mayors Letter of Commitment
Template letter to share your City’s commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

Download the full guide to compliance for the Compact of Mayors (PDF)
Outlines the road to compliance along with the resources that accompany each step. There is a wealth of information surrounding each badge and remaining Compact Compliant for many years after a city joins.

Reporting

Compliance Requirements (PDF)
Details on the Compact of Mayors compliance requirements and how to earn each badge.

cCR Offline Reporting Sheet (.xls)
Document that replicates the online reporting system of the carbonn® climate Registry. You do not need to register through carbonn to use this document. Using the information provided in this document, the carbonn® team will upload your data on to the online platform.

Resources for Phase 2

Take Inventory


ClearPath GHG Inventory Tool
This is an online tool to complete GHG inventories. Emissions inventories built in this tool will flow directly to the Compact of Mayors database carbonn. This tool is now available for all U.S. cities in the Compact. A tool for international cities will be coming soon.

Measurement

Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories Summary (PDF)
Executive Summary of the document that establishes the protocols for GPC reporting.

Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories Full Document (PDF)
Provides the protocols for GPC reporting.

Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Video)
Overview of the protocols for GPC reporting.

Reporting

cCR Offline Reporting Sheet (.xls)
Document that replicates the online reporting system of the carbonn® climate Registry. You do not need to register through carbonn to use this document. Using the information provided in this document, the carbonn® team will upload your data on to the online platform.

CDP Cities Questionnaire Guidance (PDF)
Provides an overview of the Compact of Mayors module and detailed question-level guidance.

C40 Hazard Taxonomy (PDF)
Classification of city-specific climate hazards to establish a shared terminology of city climate hazards.

Resources for Phase 3

Create Targets and Metrics


City Action for Urban Sustainability (CURB) Tool
CURB, Climate Action for Urban Sustainability, is an interactive scenario planning tool that help cities take action on climate change. The tool enables
cities to identify and prioritize GHG reduction opportunities within their communities. Inputs should primarily be the GHG inventory developed through the ClearPath measurement tool. The tool’s output is a suite of scenarios that cities can use to explore building its climate action plan, by incorporating actions in key sectors (transportation, buildings, waste management) where cities have the greatest control.

Resources for Phase 4

Establish an Action Plan


City Action for Urban Sustainability (CURB) Tool
CURB, Climate Action for Urban Sustainability, is an interactive scenario planning tool that help cities take action on climate change. The tool enables
cities to identify and prioritize GHG reduction opportunities within their communities. Inputs should primarily be the GHG inventory developed through the ClearPath measurement tool. The tool’s output is a suite of scenarios that cities can use to explore building its climate action plan, by incorporating actions in key sectors (transportation, buildings, waste management) where cities have the greatest control.

EU Covenant of Mayors Resources

The EU Covenant of Mayors is a three-step process.
Local authorities joining the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy initiative commit to submit a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) within two years following the formal signing, including the mainstreaming of adaptation considerations into relevant policies, strategies and plans. The SECAP is based on a Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI) and a Climate Risk & Vulnerability Assessment(s) (RVAs) which provide an analysis of the current situation. These elements serve as a basis for defining a comprehensive set of actions that local authorities plan to undertake in order to reach their climate mitigation and adaptation goals. Signatories commit to report progress every two years.
EU Covenant of Mayors Resources are downloadable from the Covenant website library.

More tools are also available for members of the EU Covenant Community (Signatories, Coordinators, Supports and Associated Partners) in the private area of the EU Covenant website, including:

  • E-learning tool
  • Resource Library
  • Discussion Forums
  • Peer-to-Peer Tool (soon)

Step 1 - Political Commitment

Register Commitment


EU Covenant of Mayors Commitment Document (PDF)
Document outlining the European Covenant of Mayors commitments to be approved by the local authority’s council.

EU Covenant of Mayors Adhesion Form (Word)
Form to be signed by the Mayor – or equivalent representative of the municipal council – to proceed with registration to the Covenant of Mayors initiative in Europe.

Step 2 - Action Planning & Reporting

Take Inventory


Urban Adaptation Support Tool
Step-by-step guidance tool that assists Covenant of Mayors signatories in planning and taking adaptation action. This tool has been developed by the Covenant team and is available on the European Environment Agency’s Climate-ADAPT portal.

EU Covenant of Mayors Reporting Template (.xls)
Excel copy of the Reporting Template to be filled in every two years by signatories of the European Covenant of Mayors in the online reporting platform.

EU Covenant of Mayors Reporting Guidelines (.pdf)
Guidelines to support signatories of the European Covenant of Mayors throughout the online reporting process.

 

Step 3 - Monitoring Progress

Create Targets and Metrics


Quick Reference Guide – Monitoring SEAP implementation (.pdf)
Short guide to help European Covenant signatories in their monitoring process, presenting examples from signatory cities.

EU Covenant of Mayors Reporting Template (.xls)
Excel copy of the Reporting Template to be filled in every two years by signatories of the European Covenant of Mayors in the online reporting platform.

EU Covenant of Mayors Reporting Guidelines (.pdf)
Guidelines to support signatories of the European Covenant of Mayors throughout the online reporting process.