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12 October 2021

Out now: The Power of the Public Plate Podcast

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the UN One Planet Network launched the ‘Power of the Public Plate’ Podcast. Each episode explores the story of a champion of public food procurement. Listeners of the podcast will learn how public authorities from around the world leverage...

30 September 2021

2021 Procura + Award finalists unveiled

The jury of the 2021 Procura + Awards has revealed the nine finalists for this year. The initiative, supported by ICLEI Europe along with the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project, recognises excellence in sustainable procurement. In the category ‘Procurement Initiative of the Year’ the ju...

29 September 2021

Help ICLEI develop a guidance document on public procurement for sustainable infrastructure projects

Are you purchasing, funding or supplying public infrastructure? Then please take 10 minutes to fill in this survey on challenges and successes in developing sustainable public infrastructure projects. The survey will enable relevant stakeholders to provide feedback and suggestions to develop guidan...

7 July 2021

Sustainable Public Procurement of Food: a Goal Within Reach

The EU Food Policy Coalition, of which ICLEI Europe is a member, has published a paper titled "Sustainable Public Procurement of Food: a Goal Within Reach" about the gains of implementing comprehensive sustanable food procurement. The paper was coordinated and led by ICLEI, and outlines five ke...

2 June 2021

ICLEI Members discuss “building back better” at OECD Champion Mayors Week

Last week, ICLEI Europe Members Braga (Portugal), Glasgow (the United Kingdom) and Mannheim (Germany), together with Freetown (Sierra Leone), joined the OECD Champion Mayors Week to explore how to “build back better” from COVID-19. The session – themed “Could the grass be gr...

1 June 2021

ICLEI partners with the FAO to amplify local voices working to transform food systems

The years from 2021-2030 have been designated a Decade of Action dedicated to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Food systems are critical to this work. The food and agricultural sector is a massive contributor to global climate change; concurrently, resilient food sy...

21 May 2021

ICLEI Members leverage public procurement as a tool to reach climate and environmental goals

ICLEI Members Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki and Vantaa (Finland), Amsterdam and Haarlem (the Netherlands), Lisbon (Portugal), and Zurich (Switzerland) are working collaboratively to best use public procurement to meet climate and environment goals. This work is being conducted in th...

5 May 2021

41 suppliers selected to design artificial intelligence solutions to help cities reach carbon neutrality

In December 2020, a 'Buyers Group' of six cities and regions launched a Request for Tenders, inviting suppliers to submit innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of energy and mobility, which will help cities and regions to reach carbon neutrality. This represented the first ...

15 April 2021

ICLEI Europe helps connect local action with European and global initiatives

Those working for a city are often approached to join initiatives or to become signatories to Commitments, Declarations and Messages in the area of sustainable development. Given the number of such initiatives, one wonder, “why are these important and why should my city participate? Does it su...