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2 July 2019

New handbook showcases cities leading the way towards zero-emission procurement

Three ICLEI Members have released Innovative Procurement Plans for zero-emission transport in procurement, to be implemented in the coming years. Oslo (Norway)’s zero-emissions plan covers procurement broadly; they have also released a guidance document outlining recommended environmental req...

28 June 2019

Shortlist for the Procura+ Awards Announced

Sixteen candidates have made it through to the next round of selection for the Procura+ Awards that recognise excellence in sustainable public procurement. The awards are organised by Procura+, a European sustainable procurement network made up of public or semi-public local authorities, i...

26 June 2019

Cities invited to sign call for zero-emissions freight vehicles

The Transport Decarbonisation Alliance – a network of cities, countries and companies including ICLEI Members Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Lisbon (Portugal) – is leading an international call for zero-emissions freight vehicles. The call aims to encourage the automotive industry to pr...

13 June 2019

Are you ready to boost your procurement power?

ICLEI Europe invites procurers to join opportunities to engage with suppliers and public authorities across Europe to discover and shape innovative and sustainable solutions to their purchasing needs. ICLEI is ready to link procurers’ plans and needs with funded projects – such as the Bi...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

8 April 2019

Procurers: have your say about the 2014 Directives on Public Procurement

Cities called to give feedback on the 2014 Public Procurement Directives The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Council of European Municipalities are conducting consultation on the 2014 Directives on Public Procurement. The Directives introduced a number of changes to the European le...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...

6 March 2019

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 The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...

18 February 2019

Cities invited to take part in live market engagement event on ICT hardware

Are you a procurer or supplier actively involved in the ICT hardware sector? Eager to exchange on the topic of social responsibility in the ICT supply-chain? Or are you just a public authority or NGO interested in this subject? If so, the Make ICT Fair project is inviting you to participate in a Li...