PROCURING SUSTAINABLY, LEADING GLOBALLY

Our History & Chair

In 2015, Seoul Metropolitan Government and ICLEI joined forces to establish the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement. The network was launched at the ICLEI World Congress in Seoul (Republic of Korea) on 11 April 2015. Seoul (Republic of Korea), Cape Town (South Africa), Helsinki (Finland), Ghent (Belgium) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands) are the founding participants.

 Over the years, the network grew to its current size of fourteen cities that implement sustainable procurement at a very ambitious level:

Tshwane (South Africa) - Chair of the Network -, Auckland (New Zealand), Budapest (Hungary), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Cape Town (South Africa), Denver (United States), Ghent (Belgium), Helsinki (Finland), Montréal (Canada), Oslo (Norway), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Quezon City (Philippines), Seoul (Republic of Korea) and Warsaw (Poland). 

Network Chair

2018 - currently: The City of Tshwane, South Africa

The City of Tshwane, South Africa, was announced as the new chair in September 2018.

 

 

2015 - 2018: Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea

During the first Annual GLCN Summit, Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government, was elected chair of the GLCN on SP. “Today is the starting point for more cities around the world to make similar pledges. Let us strive to establish and spread green consumption and production systems around the world,” Mayor Park said.


Key events

2018
ICLEI World Congress
Montréal, Canada

2017
3rd Annual Summit
COP23 Bonn, Germany

2016
2nd Annual Summit
Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change, Republic of Korea

2015
1st Annual Summit
COP21, Paris, France

2015
Launch Ceremony
ICLEI World Congress, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Contact

GLCN

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Mr. Simon Clement

Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 761 – 368 92 0
E-mail: simon.clement@iclei.org

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