News - November 16, 2017
As the World Alliance sets off to select #1000 Efficient Solutions, it will strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Convent of Mayors in areas of common interest, notably in clean, smart, efficient and renewable energy technologies, related societal innovation and low carbon development.
The Covenant of Mayors community and the World Alliance will build strong synergies by:
The signing of agreement took place at the EU Energy Day, held during COP23, between Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg and Member of the Covenant Political Board, and Bertrand Piccard. The event brought together policy-makers and industry representatives to discuss the economic aspects of the clean energy transition, such as clean energy solutions for decarbonisation, economic growth and jobs.
“Bertrand Piccard, when you were flying over San Francisco with Solar Impulse, you were looking at citizens and mayors coming up for solutions to change the cities. Today you are with them. Thank you,”
Eckart Wuerzner, Mayor of Heidelberg.
“Our collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors will allow cities that want to act quickly to have access to clean and profitable solutions that are ready to be implemented. I hope it will also encourage others to join the movement and adopt more ambitious energy policies and environmental targets,”