Supporting the Community

Political board

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is a unique political movement steered by mayors.

The European Covenant of Mayors Board gives local and regional leaders the opportunity to play a greater role in shaping and further guiding the initiative. Board members will also campaign for enabling frameworks for local climate and energy action from the national and European level, raising awareness about local needs amongst European and national decision makers.

This Board of Mayors aims to discuss the strategic orientations of the initiative, to ensure it best fits cities’ needs and is further tailored to their expectations and to foster the dialogue between the European Covenant Community and the EU institutions.

The Board is composed of 7 mayors or local elected representatives.


  • Name: Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki
    Position: Deputy-Mayor of Tampere
    Country: Finland

    "The need for far-reaching climate action has never been more urgent. I am proud to be part of the Covenant of Mayors Board and encourage all cities to commit to safeguarding our future by joining the movement."

  • Name: Célia Blauel
    Position: Deputy-Mayor of Paris
    Country: France

    "As major actors in the energy transition, local authorities act closest to the citizens by associating all players on the territory in order to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.”

  • Name: Xesco Gomar Martín
    Position: Deputy President of the Barcelona Province
    Country: Spain

    "Since 2008, Barcelona Province has firmly committed to the Covenant of Mayors and recognised the importance of cities and towns in the fight against climate change, adaptation and the energy transition. We have to keep going that way to ensure that the Covenant’s objectives are achieved."

  • Name: Eckart Würzner
    Position: Mayor of Heidelberg
    Country: Germany

    "We are ready to go further in our actions in order to accelerate the energy transition and tackle climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement."

  • Name: Katarina Luhr
    Position: Deputy Mayor of Stockholm
    Country: Sweden

    "As elected officials we owe it to our citizens to not only acknowledge the dangers of global warming, but ensure they never actually come to pass. That’s why Stockholm joined the Covenant of Mayors."

  • Name: Julije Domac
    Position: Director of REGEA, the North-West Croatia Energy Agency
    Country: Croatia

    "European regions and energy agencies should play a key role in planning, developing and implementing sustainable energy projects at all levels."

  • Name: Juan Espadas Cejas
    Position: Mayor of Sevilla
    Country: Spain

    "Local Governments stand ready to work together, with the support of the public and private sector, as well as the involvement of citizens, to reach a sustainable planet, but it requires improvement in funding to finance climate policies"