6 October 2020

Do you dare to use public purchasing power to tackle the climate crisis?

Do you dare to use public purchasing power to tackle the climate crisis?

Cities around the world have already answered that question with YES! Explore with us how public buyers are navigating the race to zero-emissions in an environment where ‘lowest-price’ still is the deciding factor. 

We offer you a curation of three engaging sessions that enable you to hear from leaders in the field, learn from action-oriented examples in the construction and food sector and to exchange on the topic of climate-friendly procurement with the aim to help each other in these times of global crisis. 

On behalf of ICLEI’s Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement and the One Planet Network Sustainable Procurement Programme we are looking forward to welcoming you to: 


October 15th - 9.30 to 10.45 UTC+2

Global discussion with leading cities and experts: Marian Nieuwoudt, Alderwoman & Mayoral Council Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, City of Cape Town, South Africa; Bill Peduto, Mayor City of Pittsburgh, USA; Paulo Magina, Head Public Procurement, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, OECD; Espen D. Nicolaysen, Head of Section, Sustainable Public Procurement, City of Oslo, Norway

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October 19th - 12.00-13.15 UTC+2

Global Deep Dive - Your opportunity to hear from practitioners, exchange with peers and get new inspiration with: Sello Mphaga, City Sustainability, City of Tshwane; Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Project Director Carbon Neutral Helsinki, Finland; Edwin Bath, Deputy Director, Property Acquisitions, Western Cape Government, South Africa; Cuno van Geet, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands, Francini van Staden, Department of Environment Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government, South Africa. 

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Flavours of Change – Exploring the Unique Role of Procurement for Climate Action and Covid-19 Recovery in Urban Food Systems 
October 19th - 16.00-17.15 UTC+2

Global Deep Dive - Your opportunity to  hear from practitioners, exchange with peers and get new inspiration with: Latha Swamy, Food Policy Director, City of New Haven, USA; Tamara Downs Schwei, Food Policy Coordinator, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ; Gunilla Andersson, City of Malmö, Sweden; Chantal Clément, Deputy Director, IPES-Food

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To help accelerate and scale up environmental action, ICLEI is organizing Daring Cities 2020 – the world’s first and largest online gathering on climate change for urban leaders. This virtual, action-oriented forum is co-designed by ICLEI and the City of Bonn and will take place between 7-28 October 2020.

Thousands of urban thought-leaders and changemakers will gather for three weeks – virtually – to strategize, learn and commit together to respond to the climate emergency in the context of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Free and open to the public, the virtual forum is supported by major contributions from the Federal City of Bonn, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Federal State of North Rhine- Westphalia (NRW), and the Foundation for International Dialogue of the Savings Bank in Bonn.

For more information about the procurement sessions contact: 

Josefine Hintz - ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - 





ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Mr. Philipp Tepper

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79098 Freiburg

Telephone: +49 (0) 761 – 368 92 0


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