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Guidance document

Procuring Zero Emission Delivery of Goods and Services

BuyZET Handbook to help reduce traffic in urban areas, and promote the use of zero emission vehicles in urban logistics.

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award
Guidance document

Energy Innovation Procurement. A Guide for City Authorities

This Guide provides a multi-level approach for ambitious City authorities that wish to achieve transformational energy outcomes across the city. It includes the methodology that was created and applied within the European project CEPPI (Coordinated energy-related PPIs actions for cities) known as the ‘Flexible Framework for Energy Innovation Procurement’, approaches to needs identification and planning, and strategies for procurement interventions to achieve innovation.
Press release
15 November 2018

Ghent wins European sustainability award

Ghent (Belgium) was announced as the winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award at an award ceremony held today at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium).
The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, is given to a city, region or civil society organisation, which implement...

Circular Procurement Case Study Collection

This collection of best practices aims to clarify what Circular Procurement is and what its potential is. It is intended to inspire procurement staff to look at products, ask different questions, analyze the needs in the organisations and challenge the market to a more circular supply of products and services.
Guidance document

Buying Green! A handbook on green public procurement

The Buying Green handbook was developed by ICLEI and is the European Commission's main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact.

Public Procurement for a Circular Economy

Prepared by ICLEI and published in October 2017, the brochure on Circular Procurement provides an introduction to the European policy framework and practical guidance to those involved in public procurement decisions.
Guidance document

The Procura+ Manual

A Guide to Implementing Sustainable Procurement (3rd Edition)