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17 September 2019

Procura+ Awards winners to be revealed next week

Only one week to go until the winners of the Procura+ Awards will be revealed at an Awards ceremony scheduled to take place at the Nordic Edge Expo, Stavanger (Norway), 24 September. During the ceremony, Awards will be handed out in the following categories: Innovation Procurement of the Year, Outs...

9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission has hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, debates, and networking activities all as opportu...

14 August 2019

Finalists for sustainable procurement awards unveiled

The jury of the 2019 Procura+ Awards, which recognise excellence in sustainable public procurement, has revealed this year’s eight finalists. In the category of ‘Sustainable Procurement of the Year’, the Government of Catalonia (Spain) – with its sustainable framework contra...

12 August 2019

New tools available to support green public procurement

Green Public Procurement (GPP) refers to public authorities purchasing goods and services, which have lower environmental impacts. This can be a vast and impactful undertaking. A GPP Training Toolkit, developed by ICLEI Europe, was recently published by the European Commission’s Environment D...

2 July 2019

New handbook showcases cities leading the way towards zero-emission procurement

Three ICLEI Members have released Innovative Procurement Plans for zero-emission transport in procurement, to be implemented in the coming years. Oslo (Norway)’s zero-emissions plan covers procurement broadly; they have also released a guidance document outlining recommended environmental req...

28 June 2019

Shortlist for the Procura+ Awards Announced

Sixteen candidates have made it through to the next round of selection for the Procura+ Awards that recognise excellence in sustainable public procurement. The awards are organised by Procura+, a European sustainable procurement network made up of public or semi-public local authorities, i...

26 June 2019

Cities invited to sign call for zero-emissions freight vehicles

The Transport Decarbonisation Alliance – a network of cities, countries and companies including ICLEI Members Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Lisbon (Portugal) – is leading an international call for zero-emissions freight vehicles. The call aims to encourage the automotive industry to pr...

13 June 2019

Are you ready to boost your procurement power?

ICLEI Europe invites procurers to join opportunities to engage with suppliers and public authorities across Europe to discover and shape innovative and sustainable solutions to their purchasing needs. ICLEI is ready to link procurers’ plans and needs with funded projects – such as the Bi...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...