24 November 2015

1st Summit to take place at the COP21

1st Summit to take place at the COP21

Participants of the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement will come together in Paris in December to celebrate their first Summit, at the COP21. The event will be held in ICLEI's Cities and Regions Pavilion – TAP 2015 in the afternoon of 5 December (from 16.00 until 17.15). During the summit, cities in the network will outline how they intend to fulfill their commitments and will exchange experience and knowledge.

Auckland (New Zealand), Denver (United States), Oslo (Norway), Quezon City (Philippines) and Warsaw (Poland) are the latest participants to join the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, a joint initiative of Seoul Metropolitan Government and ICLEI to promote sustainable public procurement (SPP) and related environmental, societal and financial benefits. Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) has welcomed the initiative and is looking forward to its integration in the 10YFP on SPP Programme. The Network was launched in April 2015 with Seoul (Republic of Korea), Cape Town (South Africa), Helsinki (Finland), Ghent (Belgium) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands) as founding participants.

“These global SPP ambassadors are joining efforts to raise awareness on the benefits of sustainable public procurement and public procurement of innovation, as well as combating climate change with their activities,” states Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General. “Network members show their commitment to improve the quality of life for their citizens, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, foster new markets, create new job opportunities and save money for their administrations.”

Cities and Regions Pavilion – TAP 2015

The Cities and Regions Pavilion – TAP 2015 is located in the Climate Generations Area, at the COP21 Paris – Le Bourget. The Pavilion signals an important constant: local and regional actors hold tremendous potential to act quickly and concretely whether or not the world achieves an international agreement.

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