The Covenant of Mayors for Mediterranean is open to all local authorities democratically constituted with/by elected representatives, whatever their size and whatever the stage of implementation of their energy and climate policies.
Neighbouring small and medium-sized local authorities can also, under certain conditions, decide to join as a group of signatories.
The commitments for Covenant signatories in the Mediterranean are linked to their climate policy framework, in line with their countries’ NDC commitments, as submitted to the UNFCCC.
Covenant signatories commit to adopting an integrated approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are required to develop, within the first three years of adhesion, a Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan with the aims of cutting CO2 emissions by at least as much as their NGC target by 2030 (2040 for Palestine with intermediate target) and increasing resilience to climate change.