14 April 2017

Letter from Procura+ Chair Pekka Sauri

Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, Finland, member of ICLEI’s European Regional Executive Committee, and Procura+ Network Chair has written a letter on ICLEI’s CityTalk blog reflecting on 20 years of work on sustainable procurement for ICLEI, the foundation of the Procura+ Network for Sustainable Public Procurement, highlighting the profile of Sustainable Public Procurement and its increased implementation across the EU and worldwide.

Referring to Helsinki’s objective to achieve 100% sustainable public procurement by 2020 and the importance of sustainable public procurement at local and regional authorities in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, Pekka Sauri sets out how looking at a city’s needs holistically can lead to sustainable outcomes.

ICLEI’s CityTalk blog features contributions from local leaders, municipal staff and experts from around the world including opinions, ideas and knowledge that can be applied to local and regional sustainable development.

For more information and to read the full text, visit the CityTalk blog.