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7 November 2019

ICLEI Regional Director challenges cities to dare to try new approaches

There is great potential for local governments to use public procurement to strengthen their work on climate change and sustainability. Green and socially responsible public procurement are key tools laid out in the German governments’ Sustainability Agenda to achieve its climate targets. How...

29 October 2019

ICLEI encourages the transformation to a circular economy

The critical role of local and regional governments to achieve a transition to a circular economy is the backbone of CityLoops, a new EU-funded project coordinated by ICLEI Europe. Political representatives from most of the cities involved in the project – Høje-Taastrup, Roskilde and t...

15 October 2019

Public authorities invited to be featured in European Commission procurement publication

Governments across the world are exploring and implementing Socially Responsible Public Procurement (SRPP) practices as a means to work towards a more sustainable future. In this context, the European Commission – with support from ICLEI Europe and AEIDL – is collecting SRPP good practic...

10 October 2019

European cities engage the market to realise zero-emission and healthy construction procurement

Cities from across Europe met on 9 October in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) to liaise with market actors in the construction supply chain regarding their targets and plans to achieve clean and healthy construction. Representatives from ICLEI Members – and Procura+ Participants &ndash...

25 September 2019

Zurich and Ghent win procurement awards at 2019 Procura+ awards ceremony

The biggest successes in public procurement were honored last night at the 2019 Procura+ Awards ceremony, which took place during the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger (Norway). ICLEI Members Ghent (Belgium) and Zurich (Switzerland) were winners in their respective categories, fighting off strong compe...

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 alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have 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 works...

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...