Support

STRENGTHENING THE COVENANT OF MAYORS MOVEMENT IN BELARUS

Project period: 2016-2020

Donor: European Union

Project partners: IPO “Ecopartnership”, Association “Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine”Baltic Environmental Forum Germany 

The project aims to improve capacities of civil society organizations in interaction with local authorities and other stakeholders for the Covenant of Mayors implementation and initiation of new Signatories.

The project empowers local authorities to implement successfully their current Covenant engagements in cooperation with local civil society organizations and other stakeholders.

An important component of the project is strengthening CSOs networking and policy in the dialogue with national authorities on issues connected with energy and climate change.

 

Possibilities of participation in the project

For civil society organizations:

  • Capacity building training program and support for CSO participation in monitoring of the implementation of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans at the local level
  • Study visit to the EU CoM Signatories
  • Financial support for local pilot initiatives of non-governmental organizations in framework of Covenant of Mayors (6 initiatives up to 10.000 EUR)
  • Participation in decision-making on energy and climate issues at local and national levels

 For local authorities:

  • Capacity building training programs and consultation support for development and implementation of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan
  • Study visit to the EU CoM Signatories
  • Financial support for pilot initiatives of local authorities in framework of Covenant of Mayors (4-5 initiatives up to 40.000 EUR)
  • Conducting local forums, Energy days, round tables  

For professionals

  • Analysis of the best practices of European cities in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors applicable in Belarus
  • Obtaining knowledge and skills for development of Baseline Emissions Inventory and Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans at local level
  • Assistance to Belarusian cities in fulfilling their Covenant of Mayors obligations

 

IPO “Ecopartnership” has got the status of Covenant of Mayors Supporter in 2016.

Our organization committed to:

  • Promote the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy in Belarus, mobilize existing and potential signatures.
  • Support and advice Covenant signatures.
  • Disseminate knowledge, experience, best practices, tools and resources relevant to Covenant signatures
  • Work in partnership with other Covenant Supporters and National Coordinators to foster join action and promote a coordinated approach
  • Participate in Covenant activities
  • Report regularly (every 2 years) to the Covenant of Mayors Office on the activities carried out.

 

IPO “Ecopartnership” commitment document as the Covenant of Mayors Supporter is available here 

 

Read the text of the commitment statement of the Covenant of Mayors supporter

Contacts


Energy & Climate Project Coordinator IPO “Ecopartnership” Natallia Andreyenka
e-mail: na@ecopartnerstvo.by
Phone: + 375 17 336 01 90