Issue 6, Winter 2017
Welcome to this special issue of the Procura+ Update, reflecting on the achievements of the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and ICLEI's work on sustainable and innovation procurement in 2017, and looking forward at what is to come in 2018.
Seasons' greetings from the ICLEI Sustainable Economy and Procurement team!
HOT TOPICS: One Planet Charter and major SP events in 2018
SP NEWS FROM ICLEI: Global Lead Cities present SP targets at COP23
PROCURA+ NEWS: 2018 Procura+ Awards launched
1 | HOT TOPICS
Global city networks announce 'One Planet Charter' on Paris Agreement
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy have announced the One Planet Charter to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement through sustainable public procurement, and other policy measures, in cities and local governments across the world at the One Planet Summit in Paris (France) on 12 December.
The One Planet Charter builds on the Bonn-Fiji commitment at the COP23 international climate conference in November and sustainable procurement initiatives such as ICLEI's Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement and the 100% Renewable Energy Cities & Regions Campaign, as well as C40 Cities’ Fossil Fuel Free Streets. Through the Charter, cities will commit to specific climate action that drives investments, sustainable public procurement, and policy decisions in renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and efforts for zero emission buildings and zero waste.
The Charter is being announced on the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, and is aimed at giving cities momentum to realise ambitious global climate goals through public and private sector collaboration and sustainable public procurement.
For more information, read the press release on the ICLEI Europe website.
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ICLEI announces two major procurement events for 2018
Two major conferences on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement have been announced by ICLEI in conjunction with the host cities of Oslo (Norway) and Nijmegen (Netherlands). The 15th Procura+ Seminar will take place on 21-22 March 2018 in Oslo; and the 10th EcoProcura conference will take place from 3-5 October 2018 in Nijmegen.
The 2018 Procura+ Seminar will be opened by Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen and ICLEI's Global Director of Sustainable Procurement, Mark Hidson. Procura+ Seminars bring together Procura+ Network participants, practitioners, experts, and policy makers from across Europe. The interactive programme offers the chance to explore procurement concepts and issues through the lens of real-life examples and experiences, take part in dynamic and interactive sessions, and build practical capacity.
The 2018 EcoProcura Conference has been announced by Nijmegen mayor Hubert Bruls and will host 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations to discuss the latest developments in sustainable and innovation procurement, including current best practice in implementation; European policy developments and international initiatives and opportunities for collaboration between procurers in Europe. The conference will present practical tools for implementation and feature market dialogue, joint procurement, social issues and professionalisation. EcoProcura Conferences take place approximately every 3 years.
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2 | SP NEWS FROM ICLEI
Global Lead Cities present Sustainable Procurement targets at COP23
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP) came together at an event at the COP23 International Climate Conference in Bonn (Germany) on 11 November organised by the GLCN on SP coordinators ICLEI to present ambitious sustainable procurement targets.
The GLCN on SP is a group of 14 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement.
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3 | PROCURA+ NEWS
2018 edition of Procura+ Awards launched
Following the success of the 2017 Procura+ Awards, applications are now being accepted for the 2018 edition. Awards are available in three categories: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year and Procurement Initiative of the Year. The 2018 Procura+ Awards ceremony will be held at the EcoProcura Conference on 5-6 October 2018 in Nijmegen (Netherlands). To apply, complete the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April 2018.
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