EHA attended the Convenant of the Mayors event organised by Energie Cités and the Climate Alliance who are both managing the new office of the Convenantin Brussels. There are now more than 450 cities member of the Convenant, which is supported by the European Commission.  The objective of the Convenant is through benchmarking of sustainable solutions and exchange of best practice facilitate CO2 reductions at local level that go beyond the 20% EU target. The Convenant in collaboration with the EU Joint Research Centres  is currently developing a model for benchmarking sustainable best practice.  The so-called Benchmarks of Excellence are a key element of the Covenant of Mayors. They are defined as those initiatives and programmes which represent a worldwide model of successful implementation of sustainable energy development concepts in urban settings. Any private or public body that has developed such a programme or initiative in at least one city and is endorsed by the Mayor of a city having signed up to the Covenant is eligible to apply to become Benchmark of Excellence to the Covenant of Mayors. The EHA has offered to facilitate input on hydrogen and fuel cell applications to ensure that they are included in the list of best practice that cities will be able to consult to develop local strategies. Read more.