22 March 2016

Budapest and the City of Tshwane join the global sustainable procurement network

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement has welcomed two new participants: Budapest (Hungary) and the City of Tshwane (South Africa). By signing the GLCN on SP Commitments document, both cities have expressed their willingness to take an exemplary role in the implementation of sustainable public procurement (SPP), to act as global and regional champions of SPP, and to collaborate with other cities in the network to exchange experiences and knowledge.

Budapest, the capital and the largest city of Hungary, has shown a great interest in procuring sustainably and is already implementing strategies to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Tshwane, the administrative capital of South Africa with a population of around 2.9 million people, is using green procurement as an innovative way of financing green economy projects.

The other cities in the network: Seoul (Republic of Korea) - the Chair of the network, Auckland (New Zealand), Cape Town (South Africa), Denver (United States), Ghent (Belgium), Helsinki (Finland), Oslo (Norway), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Quezon City (Philippines), and Warsaw (Poland) are also setting specific, clear and measurable targets on sustainable procurement.

For more information, visit the GLCN on SP website.