PROCURING SUSTAINABLY, LEADING GLOBALLY

Energy

Renewable energy and energy efficiency can, in combination, provide over 90% of the necessary energy-related CO2 emission reductions to meet the decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals set out in the Paris Agreement (IRENA, 2018). Already, more than 100 cities around the world get at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower (CDP, 2018). Despite the consequences of the COVID pandemic on the energy sector, an encouraging IEA report from November 2020 shows a sharp increase in renewable energy demand in 2020, contrary to all other fossil fuels. Renewables are resisting the crisis, corresponding to 90% of the total increase in energy capacity around the world. It is estimated that in 2021 this growth will accelerate and it will score a record in the last six years, with India being the largest contributor to this raise.

Cities can leverage public procurement to contribute towards the global transition by phasing out fossil fuels, supporting the uptake of renewables and establishing energy efficient approaches that make use of embodied energy.

GLCN Cities have set ambitious targets, showing the commitment to harness the opportunity of setting tender criteria and specifications for energy saving, electrification and renewable energy thresholds. 

GLCN Cities that have set targets in this sector

Energy in the Spotlight

Procurement plays key role in Pittsburgh’s commitment to be Carbon Neutral by 2050
Procurement plays key role in Pittsburgh’s commitment to be Carbon Neutral by 2050
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Political commitment enables green procurement in Quezon City
Political commitment enables green procurement in Quezon City
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GLCN cities amongst Big Buyers - key insights on successful collaboration for sustainable procurement
GLCN cities amongst Big Buyers - key insights on successful collaboration for sustainable procurement
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How Rotterdam and Buenos Aires use procurement to contribute to the global clean energy transition
How Rotterdam and Buenos Aires use procurement to contribute to the global clean energy transition
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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Mr. Simon Clement

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

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