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17 December 2021

ICLEI Europe organises dialogue on market approaches for zero-emission construction sites

To achieve carbon neutrality, innovative approaches are needed in all sectors, including creative solutions for construction sites. A market dialogue in December brought public procurers from across Europe together in the context of the European Commission’s Big Buyers for Climate and Environm...

1 December 2021

See how international networking can foster more sustainable tech supply chains

Improving the sustainability of information and communication technology (ICT) is critical, not only to face the climate emergency, but also due to the positive knock-on effects of doing so. For example, by considering sustainability across ICT, public buyers can build more sustainable procurement o...

25 November 2021

Danish, Dutch and Spanish public buyers win 2021 Procura+ Awards

The winners of the 2021 Procura+ Awards were announced on 23 November in an online ceremony streamed live on YouTube. The Province of Zeeland (the Netherlands) won for “Procurement Initiative of the Year”, while the cities of Copenhagen and Odense (Denmark) won “Sustainable Procure...

3 November 2021

Save the Date! Procura+ Awards ceremony to take place on 23 November

The 2021 Procura+ Awards winners will be revealed in an online ceremony, live-streamed on YouTube, on 23 November 2021 (10:00 – 11:30 CET). Click here to follow the ceremony. The Procura+ Awards, an initiative of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, in cooperation with the EU-f...

12 October 2021

The Power of the Public Plate podcast showcases how public procurement contributes to sustainable food systems

ICLEI Europe and the One Planet Network are pleased to present 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 procurement to posit...

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...