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GPP Project GreenS Finalist for Circular Economy Prize

13 December 2018

The City of Cadiz was nominated a finalist for the Spanish Local Good practices for the Climate Award, for their pilot-procurement "Green Electricity Supply for Cadiz Provincial Government", which was part of the European Project GreenS.

The Award is given by the Spanish Network of Cities for the Climate, and in its 7th edition recognized local good practices in six categories. The public recognition of forward thinking local authorities helps to promote climate action, mitigation and adaptation on a local level and beyond. The GreenS project in the city of Cadiz was a finalist in the Circular Economy category.

As part of the project, a new contract for electricity supply for public bodies in the City of Cadiz was awarded. The new contract meant a real breakthrough in the annual reduction of CO2 emissions, contributing to achieve government goals’ to combat climate change and ensure environmental protection. According to estimates, the project is saving 1.127 tons of CO2 emissions per year with no additional cost for the provincial administration.

The GreenS project was European project designed to focus the attention of public authorities to the Green Public Procurement (GPP), Life Cycle Cost of the products and Life Cycle Procurement analysis as part of their means to achieving the ambitious goals for exceeding the EU 20% CO2 reduction by 2020. The project concluded in the Summer of 2018.

To learn more about GreenS and Cadiz' procurement of green electricity head over to the project website.