These Guidelines complement the manual on how to develop sustainable energy action plans published by the Covenant of Mayors Office. The COMBAT Guide-lines attempt to summarise these experiences and provide helpful input to other municipalities in a format that complements the Covenant of Mayors Office manual.
The Guidelines only provide a description of some of the problems encountered by the COMBAT cities
when preparing and implementing the monitoring
of their sustainable energy action plans.
By sharing the experiences and lessons learnt in COMBAT with other European municipalities that are developing or implementing sustainable energy action plan processes, these Guidelines aim to support implementation of sustainable energy action plans across Europe and thus contribute to the overall success of the Covenant of Mayors. This work represents a key Central Baltic contribution to the improvement of environmental practices in the Baltic Sea Region and the EU.