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October 2020


19 October 2020

Public institutions spend a large portion of their budgets on the procurement of goods, services and works related to the service delivery of infrastructure. For example, public money is spent for the design and construction of new infrastructure, the continued operations and maintenance of existing infrastructure, the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing infrastructure, and/or the decommissioning of infrastructure that has reached its end-of-life.  

Why does this matter in the context of the climate crisis and post-COVID 19 recovery agendas? 

Embedding sustainability in strategic infrastructure planning and procurement processes can yield great benefits to organisations looking to reduce costs and achieve carbon neutrality goals. For example, public procurers must be able to understand, collate and assess the total costs of an infrastructure over its entire lifecycle - meaning not just the initial capital costs, but the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 

This Deep Dive unpacks various approaches, tools and processes in public infrastructure procurement to achieve carbon neutrality. You will hear from the City of Helsinki (Finland), Western Cape Government (South Africa) as well as UNOPS. 

The session gives you the opportunity to 

  • dive deep into best practices around carbon-neutral public infrastructure,
  • engage with procurement peers from around the world,
  • discuss how to practically apply for example TCO to also achieve climate and post-COVID 19 recovery targets.

Participants of this session might be interested in taking part in another Deep Dive session looking at climate action and food procurement  and high-level plenary session ‘Procurement Leadership means Climate Action’. 

The sessions are organised by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, and supported by the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, Procura+ Africa and the One Planet Network Sustainable Procurement Programme. 


19. October - 12:00 - 13:15 UTC+2

Register now!