October 26, 2016 at the international conference "Fostering sustainable development in Eastern Partnership countries" in Yerevan 6 Belarusian cities and regions signed the declaration of accession to the Covenant of Mayors. They are Mogilev, Klichev, Vileika, Sharkovshchina, Vetka and Orsha.
Joining this initiative, cities and regions have committed to reach the 30% CO2-emission reduction target by 2030 on their territories.
The next step for the signatories will be the development of a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan within two years with participation of all stakeholders at local level.
At the Conference, the IPO "Ecopartnership" officially received the status of Covenant Supporter, which assume the obligation to provide expert support to interested the initiative "Covenant of Mayors on energy and climate" at the local, regional and national levels.
More than 350 representatives, agencies and other organizations supporting the initiative "Covenant of Mayors", Signatory cities of the Covenant and other stakeholders participate in the conference in Yerevan.