Buenos Aires, the latest city to join the GLCN on SP
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement has welcomed a new city as part of the initiative: Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. With this new incorporation, a total of 14 cities are now part of the GLCN on SP, championing sustainable procurement globally, and setting ambitious and quantified targets on SPP that can serve as inspiration for other local and regional governments.
The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires is the largest and most populated city in Argentina. Its conurbation population is about 13 million people. The city has over 1050 green spaces.
In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency of Buenos Aires, together with ICLEI, issued a manual on sustainable public procurement, including information about the concept, its history, its relevance, possible barriers and obstacles, and the benefits it entails. During the last years, local authorities have focused on the sustainable management of packaging, as well as in the responsible consumption and purchasing of paper. Energy efficiency has been another important topic. Buenos Aires has a leadership in the region in the operational implementation of sustainable practices in public procurement.
To learn more about SPP in Buenos Aires, read this interview (in Spanish)