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Municipalities sign up to Basque GPP Programme 2020

15 September 2017

Udalsarea21, the Basque network of municipalities for sustainability, has signed up to the Basque Government's GPP Programme 2020. The network, composed of 176 municipalities and other public entities, agreed to formally adopt the commitments of the GPP Programme and strive to reach 50% GPP in the procurement of 10 prioritised product groups by 2018 and 50% in 10 additional categories by 2020, including works, services and construction works.

This is the first major adhesion to the voluntary GPP Programme of the Basque Country 2020 after its approval during the last quarter of last year. The GPP Programme seeks to address process objectives, which relate to the integration of GPP into authorities’ procedures and procurement tools; and results objectives, based on greening of public tenders for more than 20 priority groups (ranging from office paper to building and infrastructure works).

The programme's implementation is supervised by Procura+ participant Ihobe, the Basque Environmental Management Agency.

For more information and to download the GPP Programme 2020, visit the Sustainable Procurement Platform Resource Centre.

East Asia GPP Working Group welcomes Chinese and Korean cities

14 September 2017

The 10YFP's Working Group on GPP in East Asia has received letters of commitment from Binhai New District, Guangming New District, Urumqi Economic Technological Development Zone (Totunhe District) in China and Suwon City in South Korea.

In July 2017, ICLEI, in cooperation with Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI), assisted Suwon city to produce a procurement guideline on Recycled Asphalt Concrete (RAC) in Korean, which is identified as target for Suwon’s GPP action plan. The guideline includes a basic concept for green product and procurement procedures and methods on RAC. In August 2017, the guideline was distributed to relevant public procurers in Suwon.

The 10 Year Framework Programme (10YFP) is a global framework of actions to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production through international cooperation. Working Group 1A was established to support Chinese and Korean cities enhancing green public procurement at the local level.

For more information, visit the ICLEI East Asia website.

BuyZET project establishes Observer City and Interest Groups

8 September 2017

The BuyZET project's Observer City Group has been established and an Interest Group comprising cities and public authorities to closely follow the project's activities is currently open to new members. The seven Observer Cities - Brussels (Belgium), Southampton (UK), Bologna (Italy), Jerusalem (Israel), Bielefeld (Germany), Manchester (UK) and Munich (Germany) - will monitor and discuss the activities of the project, participate in expert meetings and join or form Buyers' Groups.

The Interest Group has already recruited Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands) and the Albanian Ministry of Transport, as well as the cities of Budapest (Hungary), Torres Vedras (Portugal) and Helsinki (Finland). Other cities and public authorities are invited to join the Interest Group to gain access to useful resources and the project’s activities. The Interest Group will enjoy privileged access to project’s activities, access to project meetings and study visits, participation in webinars, buyers groups, access to an online project discussion group and more.

The BuyZET project is a partnership of cities aiming to achieve zero emission urban delivery of goods and services through innovative procurement approaches.

For more information, visit the BuyZET website. To join the BuyZET Interest Group, contact the ICLEI European Secretariat.