→ IDENTIFY & ASSESS local climate and energy challenges and priorities
→ MONITOR & REPORT progress towards commitments
→ INFORM & SUPPORT decision-makers
→ COMMUNICATE results to general public
→ ENABLE self-assessment & FACILITATE experience sharing with peers
→ DEMONSTRATE local achievements to policy-makers
The Covenant reporting and monitoring framework has been developed in consultation with practitioners from local and regional authorities, climate and energy experts and with the methodological support of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Over the course of 2019, the Covenant framework was aligned with the recommendations of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Common Reporting Framework. More info about the GCoM DATA4CITIES initiative can be found here.
The guidebook, developed by the JRC, offers signatories a set of methodological principles, procedures and best practices to develop their action plans.
|Part 1: The SECAP process, step-by-step towards low-carbon and climate-resilient cities by 2030|
|Part 2: Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI) and Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA)|
|Part 3: Policies, key actions, good practices for mitigation and adaptation to climate change and financing SECAP(s)|
The quick reference guides provide ad-hoc information on specific Covenant processes and approaches.
● Quick reference guide: Joint Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plan
● Quick reference guide: Grouped SECAP analysis
● Quick reference guide: Monitoring SECAP implementation
Covenant signatories using the Covenant of Mayors reporting platform – MyCovenant report and monitor the data (Covenant data) of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan – SECAP (further referred to as action plan).
The reporting guidelines provide step-by-step guidelines to signatories on how to report information in the various sections of the Covenant reporting platform - MyCovenant.
The SECAP template is a simplified excel version of the reporting and monitoring framework. It can be used by signatories as a working document during the preparation of their action plans.
The short videos below explain how to report information in MyCovenant:
By default, all Covenant Data are considered “open data”. It means that Covenant Data should be open (published and made available for re-use for both commercial and non- commercial purposes), timely, comprehensive, accessible and usable, comparable and interoperable. It should contribute to improving governance, citizen engagement, inclusive development and innovation. Signatories reporting through MyCovenant make data publicly available free of charge through the EU Covenant of Mayors website, as well as on the European Union Open Data Portal or the website of the European Commission (e.g. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en).