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19 February 2020
Sello Empresa Mujer - Gender Responsive Procurement in Buenos Aires
The “Company Woman Seal” is a milestone in the gender equality strategy of the City of Buenos Aires. The Sustainable Public Procurement Area of the General Procurement and Contract Department in collaboration with other government areas,...
19 December 2019
Reflecting on COP25: local governments must be engaged in national and international climate action
This December, national governments from across the world met in Madrid (Spain) for COP25 - an annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), brings together world leaders to discuss key environmental issues and...
6 December 2019
Tshwane proves it takes a village...to become more sustainable
GLCN Member and network chair, the City of Tshwane (South Africa) has long held ambitions of becoming a regional leader in green economy and sustainability. Since 1994, the City has been being using public procurement as a key policy instrument to...
2 December 2019
Next-level procurement: Zero Emission and Circular
GLCN Cities Oslo, Helsinki and Rotterdam are ready to take their public procurement to the next level: zero-emission and circular. At an event in Oslo last week, the frontrunner cities from across Europe, got together to make their procurement power...
13 November 2019
Delivering zero-emissions: Oslo leverages procurement to take the lead
Oslo Municipality has set itself the ambitious target of reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) of 95% by 2030. The strategy towards achieving this ambitious target includes the use of public procurement as a cornerstone for implementation. Taking stock of...
16 October 2019
Local, sustainable and resilient – Ghent’s leading approach to food procurement
Today is the UN World Food Day, emphasising the need for healthy diets globally. Cities play an increasingly important role in making sure their population has secure access to sustainable, healthy and affordable food. The ICLEI Member and GLCN City...