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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...

9 April 2021

ICLEI joins call for ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment

ICLEI has joined a coalition of 31 stakeholders calling on the European Commission to deliver an ambitious EU strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment (SSBE) as part of its implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. In a letter addressed to the European Commission’s Executiv...

30 March 2021

Deadline extended: there is still time to apply to the 2021 Procura+ Awards

To ensure public authorities have ample time to apply, the deadline for the Procura+ Awards has been extended to 30 April 2021. The awards are an ICLEI Europe initiative, supported by the Procure2Innovate project, and reward sustainable and innovative public procurements leading to significant impr...

26 March 2021

New factsheets explore how procurement can tackle the climate crisis

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN), coordinated by ICLEI, has published a set of global public procurement factsheets exploring the links between procurement and the climate crisis. The factsheets provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the constru...

29 January 2021

Power of Procurement: ICLEI Members declare joint statement on fair, circular smartphones

As major consumers of smartphones, ICLEI Members and Procura+ participants Malmö (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Helsinki (Finland) are challenging the market with a joint statement of demand outlining their vision to move towards fair and circular smartphones by 2025. The st...

27 January 2021

New document explores frequently asked questions on Socially Responsible Public Procurement

What is socially responsible public procurement (SRPP)? Who benefits from SRPP? How does SRPP differ from ‘traditional’ procurement? These are some of the 15 Frequently Asked Questions compiled in a new document to support public buyers, published by the European Commission and written b...

22 January 2021

Applications now open for the prestigious Procura+ Awards 2021

Public authorities can now submit their applications to the 2021 edition of the prestigious Procura+ Awards, which recognise procurement and related initiatives that have made remarkable economic, environmental and social impacts, and that demonstrate innovation. The application period is open unti...

21 January 2021

How to engage the market: action-oriented guidance launched

The power of public buyers is immense. This is especially the case when public buyers follow a strategic, dialogue-driven approach to engaging their supply chains, all with the aim of continually improving. Integrating independent monitoring also ensures meaningful improvements. Building on their e...

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 – ...