CYPRUS

More than 6500 European local authorities have signed the Covenant of Mayors (CoM), and among them 23 municipalities from Cyprus who share a common vision: making cities decarbonised and resilient, where citizens have access to secure, sustainable and affordable energy. With the support of the Cyprus Energy Agency, these municipalities have developed local Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) aiming to reduce 600,000 tons CO2 emissions (>25% reduction) by 2020. New CoM signatories now pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change. One of the main barriers among Cypriot municipalities is the limited competences and capacities to successfully implement sustainable energy projects.

 

The C4S project aims to mobilise these municipal SEAPs and empower the capacity of four local authorities by applying energy competitions and ISO 50001 in the buildings and operations of the municipalities. These two main actions will strongly help local authorities to understand their own energy problems and provide sustainable solutions. The knowledge gained through the C4S project will be a good opportunity for energy transition in the territory of the involved municipalities, as well as across the island.

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