Out now: Global factsheets exploring how procurement can tackle the climate crisis
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN), coordinated by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, published a set of Global public procurement factsheets exploring the links between procurement and the climate crisis.
The factsheets provide you with an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the transport and mobility as well as the construction sector in the context of the global climate emergency. Further, you can explore some of the innovative actions GLCN cities have taken to address the climate crisis locally through public procurement.
The construction factsheet explains that through their role of commissioning construction and demolition works and owning and occupying buildings, city governments have an important part to play in improving the performance of the sector. GLCN cities are fully determined to use their purchasing power to deliver cleaner and healthier buildings. Through the factsheet, you can learn more about the ambitions of Budapest, Denver, Helsinki, Oslo, Seoul and Rotterdam. The factsheet features three actionable ways GLCN cities use their procurement activities to deliver and operate more sustainable buildings:
- Procuring the climate-friendly refurbishment of buildings
- Procuring climate-friendly and resilient design
- Procuring low-impact construction practices
Many cities are facing significant challenges in developing clean, efficient, affordable and safe solutions to support the free movement of people and goods within their boundaries. The transport and mobility factsheet emphasises that as transport solution and infrastructure providers, city governments have a large role to play in improving the performance of the sector. GLCN cities have an extensive track record of leading on this topic, using their public procurement power to drive sustainable change in their local transportation systems. Through the factsheet, you can learn more about the ambitions of Auckland, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Denver, Ghent, Helsinki, Oslo, Pittsburgh, Rotterdam and Tshwane. And the factsheet outlines three actionable ways on how to use procurement power to address the environmental and social challenges associated with a transition to greener transport systems:
- Procuring zero-emission delivery of goods and services
- Procuring a clean, zero-emission public fleet
- Procuring car-free transport infrastructure for all