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January 2019

Upscaling Hydrogen Gensets in European Cities

Back-to-back with the 9th General Assembly of the FCH JU Regions & Cities Initiative
15 January 2019

ICLEI Europe, in cooperation with the EVERYWH2ERE project, is organising a city-oriented workshop on “Upscaling Hydrogen Genets in European Cities”. The event will highlight modern Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies as clean alternatives to fossil fuel generators in providing energy for construction sites, festivals, harbours and other temporary urban events.

With European cities driving the decarbonisation of transport, urban heating and cooling, industries and services forward, the workshop will focus on how FCH technologies as a clean alternative to diesel-based generator equipment can support cities in reaching their climate and energy targets, reduce emissions and noise and increase air quality.

This workshop will offer:

  • an understanding of how hydrogen generator sets (gensets) can be a viable alternative to diesel generators
  • a platform to exchange on the necessary regulatory frameworks for deploying hydrogen gensets in city areas
    the opportunity to speak about and promote your own innovative decarbonisation measures
  • The workshop will also serve as an entry point for becoming part of the EVERYWH2ERE Regions & Cities Interest Group to explore options for hosting hydrogen generator sets and to profit from tools and long-term recommendations generated throughout the project.

Click here for the agenda. Please register here.

Please contact for further details

Awarding, Selection and Exclusion Criteria in Public Procurement

Awarding Criteria in Green Public Procurement • Evaluation Matrix • Socially Responsible Public Procurement
17 - 18 January 2019

Advanced hands-on experience, operative know-how and thorough knowledge of procedures and risks are necessary to ensure clear, effective and reliable procurement procedures. Efficient procurement procedures require more flexibility, transparency and fulfilment of high qualitative, environmental, social and innovation standards. Yet, many contracting authorities still favour lowest price criteria as the safest and fastest procedure. As many examples prove that the lowest price does not always mean lowest costs, this model gradually disappears and is being replaced by extended requirements and criteria.

Thinking Outside the Box: Sustainable ICT Procurement in Scotland - Approaches, Instruments and Experiences

Über den Tellerrand geschaut: Nachhaltige ITK Beschaffung in Schottland – Ansätze, Instrumente und Erfahrungen
23 January 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

The webinar will be used to provide insights into the various sustainable procurement approaches and tools that APUC uses in its work. These include topics such as the fundamental understanding and handling of sustainability in procurement, the Sustain database, market engagement processes and concrete tendering practices.
The webinar will consist of two parts:
1. APUC - innovative sustainable public procurement
Ricarda Bieke will present key aspects of APUC's work on sustainable procurement.
Ricarda Bieke has been with APUC for more than 5 years and currently works as Responsible Procurement Manager on various sustainable sourcing projects.
2. Questions and answers
Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss ideas.
As an independent monitoring organization, Electronics Watch helps public sector bodies to live up to their responsibility for the rights and safety of workers who are part of their supply chain for electronic products. According to experience, public institutions manage to do this better than if they were on their own.

****this event will be held in German only****

Here you can sign up.
If you have further questions, you can contact Peter Pawlicki at

NonHazCity - Final Conference

29 - 30 January 2019

The NonHazCity project, flagship of the Baltic Sea Region, is ending on 28 February 2019 after three years of successful implementation. NonHazCity project is a joined effort of 18 partner to demonstrate the possibilities to reduce emissions of priority hazardous substances from small scale emitters that cannot be reached by traditional enforcement techniques.

A final conference aims to gather representatives of municipalities, national authorities, international organisations, business stakeholders, researchers and civil society representatives to discuss the findings, learnings & conclusions of the project, hear about its highlights and evaluate its impacts on the emission of harmful substances from every day’s uses into the urban environment and the Baltic Sea.


Register here.

February 2019

Ecolabel, what is that? And how to develop a new ecolabel

5 February 2019, 12:00 - 13:00

The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is a non-profit association of third-party, environmental performance recognition, certification and labelling organisations founded in 1994 to improve, promote, and develop the ecolabelling of products and services. Only environmentally friendly products and services proven to have lower environmental impact may carry a GEN member ecolabel. GEN member ecolabels are among the world's strongest environmental labels for products and services. "Ecolabelling" is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification and labelling that is practised around the world. An ecolabel identifies products or services proven environmentally preferable overall, within a specific product or service category. GEN members operate some of the world's strongest ecolabels.

Ecolabels are known as an effective marketing tool to communicate environmental friendliness of products to consumers and are a key tool to support implementation of green (public) procurement in many developed and developing countries worldwide. Many governments and industry groups recognize that eco-labelling could provide sought-after economic incentives for better long-term stewardship and availability of natural resources important for national economic welfare.

To further drive progress in this area, the Global Ecolabelling Network, GIZ Thailand and UN Environment are starting a project to support emerging ecolabelling initiatives around the world. The aim of the project is to facilitate learning between existing and emerging ecolabelling schemes, and build capacity to develop new ones. You can find more information about the project here: .

if you have any questions, please contact:

Ulriqa Westman, Project Manager

Good Environmental Choice Ecolabel: ulriqa.westman@


Please register for:

Ecolabels Type 1: Introduction webinar (in English)
February 5, 2019 12:00 PM GMT [1 hour] 


Ecolabels Type 2: Introduction webinar (in English & Russian)
February 12, 2019 12:00 PM GMT [1 hour]

Make ICT Fair Live Market Engagement

27 February 2019, 09:30 - 13:00

Are you a procurer or supplier actively involved in the ICT hardware sector? Eager to exchange on the topic of social responsibility in the ICT supply-chain? An NGO or a public authority interested in this subject? Take part in a real-life market engagement event! "A compass to explore what can be demanded and what should be demanded in contracts" - Participant of previous event.

Barcelona City Council will inform suppliers about upcoming tenders of information and communication technology (ICT) and of their socially responsible procurement needs and intentions. The suppliers will have an opportunity to discuss available solutions and demonstrate their capacity to meet the requirements.

To join the Barcelona Market Engagement Event register here until 25th February.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary to ensure a place.

The event is jointly organised by ICLEI Europe, Electronics Watch, Procura+ and Barcelona City Council as part of the Make ICT Fair project.

March 2019

eWorld - Procurement & Supply

The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation
5 March 2019

Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. eWorld provides a highly time-effective platform to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, market trends and hot topics.

Pan-European Regional Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement

19 - 20 March 2019
Geneva, Switzerland
Room XI, Palais des Nations

This regional workshop will be an opportunity to exchange practices and lessons learned  indeveloping and implementing SPP policies and practices. More specifically, it aims to:

  • share success stories and challenges among countries at different stages of SPP
  • share perspectives of all stakeholders (including ministries, public procurement
    agencies and the private sector) in designing and implementing SPP;
  • to connect Pan-European experts for continued exchanges on SPP policies and

This workshop is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) under the UN Development Account project "Enhancing sustainable public procurement for the regional transition to inclusive green economy in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia". The event will be held back-to-back with the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (21-22 March 2019), in Geneva, Switzerland.

You can register for the Pan-European Regional Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement here.

Webinar - Circular IT in practice

Real World Solutions
19 March 2019, 16:00 - 17:00

Today’s short lifespan of IT products leads to an overuse of finite natural resources and alarming amounts of e-waste. Two organizations that have taken up the challenge of a more circular approach are Closing the Loop and Circular Computing.
In this webinar, the first in a two-part mini-series, we will discuss how they are helping purchasing organizations extend product life, prevent e-waste and take a more responsible circular approach.

Host: Clare Hobby, Director Purchaser Engagement, Global. TCO Development


Joost de Kluijver, Director, Closing the Loop

Steve Haskew, Strategic Commercial Manager, Circular Computing

April 2019

UrbanWINS Final Conference

The city as a living organism: understanding its metabolism to reduce its resource consumption
4 April 2019
Brussels, Belgium
GreenBizz, Rue Dieudonné Lefèvre 17

After three years of work, the EU-funded UrbanWINS project, in which ICLEI Europe is a member of the project consortium, will come to an end this May.

During its life time, UrbanWINS has developed and tested methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and management in eight pilot cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia and Torino (Italy); Leiria (Portugal); Bucharest (Romania), and Manresa & Sabadell (Spain).

Now, it is time to share the outcomes and results of the project so that other cities, organisations and stakeholders can build upon them. Come and join us in our final conference, taking place in GreenBizz, an environmental incubator in Brussels (Belgium).

Registration and participation at this one-day event is free. Register here.

Conference programme

8.30              Registration and welcome coffee
9.00              Welcome: The UrbanWINS journey
9.30              Urban metabolism: indicators on how cities eat and digest
11.00            Coffee break
11.30            Participation: a key aspect in UrbanWINS
12.45            Lunch break
14.00            Three parallel workshops: If I were a city…
15.45            Coffee break
16.15            Looking into the future
17.00            Conclusions
17.30            Tour through GreenBizz facilities

For more information, visit the project website.