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15 December 2020

Public procurement for a responsible recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

Explore and share a new ‘Call to Action’, which outlines nine actions for the global public procurement community to leverage their purchasing power to respond to and recover responsibly from the COVID-19 pandemic. The One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement programme – ...

9 December 2020

Video series highlights good practices in socially responsible public procurement

Browse the videos below to learn more about how leaders across Europe are pioneering good practices in sustainable and socially responsible public procurement. The video series is based on the campaign #WeBuySocialEU and a report on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) published by the Eu...

4 December 2020

How to use public procurement to make the technology supply chain fairer for all

Public procurement is increasingly being recognised as a facilitator, able to improve the performance of global supply chains with respect to human and labour rights, as well as environmental impacts. International initiatives like the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal showca...

2 December 2020

Tender now to provide artificial intelligence solutions to reach carbon neutrality

All those working in articificial intelligence (AI) are invited to join a cutting-edge pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process today! Tenderers are invited to submit innovative AI solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. These solutions should contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in...

1 December 2020

Shape a new European Commission 'Big Buyers for Climate and Environment' programme

Since 2019, ICLEI Members have joined forces in working groups – which also included other European cities – to advance sustainable procurement in the construction sector. Following the initiative's success, the European Commission has launched a follow-up programme called Big Buyers for...

11 November 2020

New website highlights tools to tackle bio-waste and construction and demolition waste

Cities across Europe are working to "close the loop" in order to become circular cities. This implicates every facet of urban life, notably including organic material and bio-waste, as well as construction and demolition waste (CDW). These two fields hold huge potential for achieving ...

6 November 2020

Big Buyers share key insights on successful collaboration for sustainable procurement

Following a year of collaboration, select public procurers – including a number of ICLEI Members – have presented key results on advancing sustainable public procurement. These procurers' collaboration was facilitated and supported by the Big Buyers Initiative (BBI), and consisted of wo...

6 November 2020

Procuring zero-emission construction sites

Activities on construction sites are directly responsible for 5.5 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions, predominantly through the combustion of fossil fuels to power machinery and equipment. Across Europe, the construction sector in urban centres contributes to local air pollution and the global carbo...

30 October 2020

Daring cities use their public procurement power to tackle the climate crisis

Cities around the world committed to leveraging their purchasing power to reduce carbon emissions at Daring Cities – the global virtual forum for urban leaders boldly tackling the climate emergency, which took place earlier this month. In three action-oriented sessions organised by ICLEI&rsqu...