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Press release
18 October 2017

Procura+ Awards 2017: Winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Procura+ Award were announced at an award ceremony held last night in Tallinn (Estonia) in the context of Estonia’s Presidency of the EU. The ceremony was held as part of the eafip Conference on Innovation Procurement.
The jury, made up of an international panel appointed by ICLEI, the coordinator of the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network, rewarded procurers from Finland, the Netherlands and the UK. Each took home one award respectively: Sustainable ...
Press release
23 November 2017

Nilüfer wins Transformative Action Award 2017

Nilüfer (Turkey) was announced as the winner of the Transformative Action Award 2017 at a ceremony held yesterday at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium).
The award, organised by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that address the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: socio-cultural transformation; socio-economic transformatio...
Press release
21 March 2018

Procurement strategies for sustainability in the spotlight at Procura+ seminar

Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network announces new chair at sustainable and innovation procurement seminar in Oslo.
The city of Oslo‘s Vice Mayor for Finance Robert Steen has used the 15th Procura+ Seminar to highlight how innovative public procurement strategies can achieve ambitious targets at the city level.
Vice Mayor Steen delivered an opening speech to more than 100 delegates at the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network‘s flagship seminar event hosted...
Press release
26 April 2018

Sustainable procurement project saves CO2 emissions equal to driving a car for more than 3 trillion kilometres per year

The SPP Regions project, coordinated by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, concluded in March 2018 achieving emissions savings of 394,000 tCO2/year through eco-innovative tenders carried out in the project‘s seven regional sustainable procurement networks.
The carbon savings achieved equate to the emissions of more than 3 trillion kilometres driven by a new car sold in the EU in 2016 - the equivalent of over seven return trips to Mars per year.
The 40 eco-innovative tenders ca...
Press release
16 March 2018

New resources to help support innovation in the bio-based sector

The European InnProBio project has now come to an end following a three-year term. This has seen the finalisation and publication of several new reports including a practical handbook tailored to the public sector to support public procurement.
The Handbook on public procurement of bio-based products and services provides practical advice on how to go about purchasing bio-based products (or services using bio-based products), by specifically looking into the pre-procurement, tendering and post-...
Press release
28 March 2018

Comprehensive heat and cold profiles of key EU Member States published

Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE), an EU-funded research project, has published datasets providing insight into the structure of the heat and cold supply in the EU and individual Member States. These publicly available datasets can be used by national and regional authorities and industry as the basis for strategic energy policy development and the European Commission in the next stages of its Heating and Cooling Strategy process.
HRE’s datasets break down information into digestible formats whic...

Local authorities urged to join EU process for improving quality of life in cities at Bonn event

The Italian municipality of Bologna called for local authorities attending Open European Day 2018 in Bonn
(Germany) today to join them in contributing to the EU Urban Agenda
Press release
28 February 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award launched at Urban Future Conference

The 2018 Transformative Action Award was launched today during the opening day of the Urban Future Conference in Vienna (Austria) by ICLEI Regional Director and Transformative Action Award jury member, Wolfgang Teubner.
The award, organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards ongoing or concluded Transformative Actions that use the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to achieve the socio-cultural, socio-...
Guidance document

Buying Sustainable Timber - A guide for public purchasers in Europe (2nd Edition)

This guide provides clear recommendations to help European public authorities in making sure the wood/timber products they buy are produced and traded in a sustainable and fair way. It includes criteria which can be used directly in tender documents, as well as guidance on the development of a sustainable timber policy.