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27 January 2023

New report identifies main priorities in ethical IT procurement

ICLEI Europe has published a new report, identifying a number of lessons for how public buyers can increase their social responsibility procuring their IT-related products. The report aligns the criteria with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, developing certification systems th...

20 January 2023

Cities invite market to drive zero-emission and circular construction

ICLEI Members are among the growing list of bodies that have signed two new key documents, both of which contain ambitions and commitments to leverage public procurement to make construction zero-emissions and circular. Organisations are invited to join the growing list of signatories of these two d...

16 January 2023

Green Party Members meet with ICLEI to discuss regional food strategy

Recently, a delegation of Green Party Members from the parliament of Baden-Württemberg in Germany met with ICLEI’s Peter Defranceschi, Head of ICLEI’s Global CityFood programme in Brussels (Belgium), to discuss ideas for their regional sustainable food strategy. In a recent article ...

29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

21 October 2022

Winners of prestigious sustainable procurement awards revealed!

ICLEI Members Utrecht (The Netherlands), Malmö (Sweden), and Ghent (Belgium), along with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands are the four winners of the 2022 Procura+ Awards. The Awards were given out at the Procura+ Seminar, hosted by the Municipality of Scha...

6 October 2022

From Artificial Intelligence to bokashi – ICLEI’s Sustainable Economy & Procurement team goes on the road

Next week ICLEI Europe’s entire Sustainable Economy and Procurement (SEP) team will be on the road in Belgium and the Netherlands highlighting the wide range of its work. The ICLEI-coordinated CityLoops project will meet in Apeldoorn for its third study visit. The Dutch city is circularly rec...

1 September 2022

Several ICLEI Member cities are 2022 Procura+ Award finalists

The finalists for the 2022 Procura+ Awards have been unveiled. The Awards, supported by ICLEI Europe, reward successful, sustainable, circular, and innovative public procurement projects. These year awards will be given out in four categories: Circular Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement...

24 June 2022

ICLEI shares its expertise on responsible and sustainable public procurement

On 28 June 2022, ICLEI Europe will join public procurement stakeholders and visionaries from across Europe to share expertise on approaches to responsible purchasing. These discussions will take place as part of the “BEE symposium”: a day for in-person and online exchange among regional ...

25 May 2022

New EU Policy Roadmap charts a path towards a decarbonised buildings and construction sector

ICLEI Europe is proud to have contributed to a new policy roadmap for decarbonising the buildings and construction sector. This week, the World Green Building Council – a global action network of over 70 Green Building Councils – launched a policy roadmap that details how the European U...