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Covenant of Mayors to be launched at the EU Sustainable Energy Week

The EU Initiative of the Covenant of Mayors will be launched at the EU Sustainable Energy Week, being held the final week of January 2008. The Covenant of Mayors is a new, ambitious initiative of the European Commission that will bring together the mayors of Europe's most pioneering cities in a permanent network to exchange and apply good practices across these cities and beyond to improve energy efficiency significantly in the urban environment. The Covenant of Mayors is the response of the most active cities to global warming: a formal commitment by the cities to reduce their CO2 emissions even beyond the EU 20% objectives. Almost 100 cities throughout Europe, including 15 capitals, have expressed their willingness to join. At EU Sustainable Energy Week, senior dignitaries from Europe‚Äôs pioneering cities will be on hand for the launch.  The launch can be watched live online at www.managenergy.net/conference/2008virtual.html, or at www.managenergy.tv.