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Under the Covenant of Mayors founded by European Union, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, and Housing-Communal Services of Ukraine signed the Cooperation Covenant with Directorate General of European Commission for Energy. The Ministry of Regional Development was a national project coordinator, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs.
"The implementation of the EU project Covenant of Mayors in Ukraine will enhance the regional opportunities on introduction of the best practices of the energy-saving technology and getting the technical assistance," said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul.
The Covenant of Mayors was established by the European Union in 2008. It addresses the energy challenges of the European communities and climate issues of the mankind. To date, the Covenant involves over 4,000 local and regional authorities. They committed to improve the energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources in their areas.
Following these commitments, the signatories of the Covenant intend to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions to atmosphere in their territory (by 2020, by at least 20%), thus improving the environment and quality of life. This is stated in the program.