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September 2020

Mannheim2020:

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns
30 September - 2 October 2020
Germany

(Virtually) hosted by the City of Mannheim and ICLEI Europe, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September - 2 October 2020, in a new online format.

The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. Without this transformation, global and European self-set goals like the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Europe long term strategy on GHG emission reduction will remain unreachable.

The 2020 edition of the flagship European conference on local sustainable development will build on the legacy of the previous conferences in Aalborg, Denmark (1994 and 2004), Lisbon, Portugal (1996), Hannover, Germany (2000), Seville, Spain (2007), Dunkirk, France (2010), Geneva, Switzerland (2013), and the Basque Country, Spain (2016).

Join us to take transformation forward.

Join over 800 participants from local and regional governments, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, the research community, business and civil society.

For more information visit: mannheim2020.eu


October 2020

Digital Conference: Environmental Aspects in Public Procurement in Europe

1 - 2 October 2020

online

The aim of the event is to bring together decision makers, experts, scientists and practitioners from all over Europe to talk about the latest topics on green public procurement.

We will discuss how procurement practice can meet given goals of

  • climate protection,
  • circular economy,
  • biodiversity,
  • a non-toxic environment

Key issues will also be

  • further challenges in green public procurement,
  • best practices in cities and communities and
  • exchange on product groups


The conference will be hosted by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Environment Agency (UBA) and organised by the Berlin Energy Agency GmbH (BEA).

Learn more and register here.


Socially Responsible Procurement - Side Session - European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference

2 October 2020

October 2nd, 9:30 to 11am

Procurement is a powerful tool that helps public authorities meet their needs for products and services but offers the opportunity to drive the implementation of Agenda 2030. This can range from leveraging the power of procurement to achieve environmental goals, but also to foster fair working conditions, supporting gender-equality or marginalised groups, to improving conditions across a supply-chain in collaboration with industry.

This session explores the following questions: What are key challenges and drivers when getting started on sustainable or innovation procurement? How can procurement be used to influence global supply-chains such as electronics? What are examples for the difference that socially responsible procurement made? What are recommendations from experienced procurers on how to start buying social?

 

Join the session during Mannheim2020 European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference. Register here


Think Innovative! Unlock the potential of the Innovation Partnership to boost the economic recovery

13 October 2020

The event will explore the 'Innovation Partnership' - a new procedure introduced in 2016 in the EU legal framework. The webinar of 13 October will open a cycle of short webinars on the procedure. The European Commission will provide an overview of contracts and procedures concluded in the EU so far. Three buyers will share their experience with regard to the use of this innovative procedure which combines the development of innovative products or services and their procurement. 

More information will follow closer to the event. 

Register here by 1st October. Note: as the event is hosted by the European Commission you have to create an EU login account to be able to register.