Covenant of Mayors .
Sustainability in the urban dimension is a factor that has been given special importance from European and national policies, various initiatives such as the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities, or the Toledo Declaration and the Promotion of Urban Regeneration having driven integrated. But the strategy that most affects the municipalities, would be 20-20-20 strategy, adopted by the European Union, which has three objectives by 2020:
- Increase by 20% the share of renewable energies in electricity production.
- Reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 20%.
- Reduce by 20% the energy consumption (or what is the same, 20% increase in energy efficiency).
As a result of this strategy the Covenant of Mayors, which is the mainstream European movement in which local and regional authorities have made a voluntary commitment to improve energy efficiency and use renewable energy in their territories, there arises a participating establishment commitment based on the 20-20-20 strategy.
Undoubtedly the bet being made from different public and private sector sustainability, understood as a combination of economic, social, cultural and environmental factors. Cities are big energy consumers are hub of economic activities, while constituting the place in which they live socially and develop most of the population. Therefore, the road to urban sustainability is one of the major challenges facing cities today.
Because of this challenge facing cities, municipal organizations that need expert managed to allow to objectively evaluate the sustainability status of a municipality, as well as help manage the various objectives set out in the various strategies, through measures approach. Marwen Ingeniería has consolidated advice to municipal agencies in the development of measures and actions to make them more sustainable experience, and therefore meet the objectives that the various European strategies imposed on them.