Abasan Al-Kabira, first city from the ENP South Region to join the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
On 12 July 2016, Abasan Al-Kabira municipal council made the decision to join to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. Abasan has committed to the Covenant objectives of reducing its CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030, increasing resilience to climate change, and also strengthening its efforts to provide secure, sustainable and affordable energy to its citizens.
Mayor of Abasan Al-Kabira Mustafa Al-Shawaf at the signature event:
“Today, Abasan Al-Kabira signs this new global initiative leading the fight against climate change. The Covenant of Mayors aims to create an inclusive and sustainable city, not only for the future, but already for the present”.
Dr Ahmed Abu Ismaiel, Municipality Executive Manager:
“The municipality of Abasan Al-Kabira is ready to start preparing its Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan, we are proud to be the first city from the ENP South Region to sign this climate commitment, and we have the ambition to go beyond it”.
Abasan Al-kabira has already been among the first Palestinian cities to join the Covenant of Mayors back in 2013, and the first city from the ENP South Region to submit a Sustainable Energy Action Plan. Its adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will certainly inspire other cities.