5 November 2019

Transformative Action: Procurement as tool to achieve Circular Economy

Circular Berlin - an initiative that works on circular economy from a bottom-up approach, found that based on the existing city strategies, the main priorities identified for a CE transformation in Berlin are: product reuse, waste prevention, improvement of green procurement including material use, the link between CE and energy efficiency, eco-construction, food and bio waste, and place-based actions.

In addition to research on the existing strategies, Circular Berlin is providing platforms for engagement and knowledge exchange and supporting local actors through collaboration. Now, their efforts were recognised through their nomination as one of three finalists of the 2019 Transformative Action Award. The other two are Leuven2030 (Belgium) and the City of Lousada (Portugal) 

The European sustainability award is organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Now in its third year, the Award recognises ongoing or concluded Transformative Actions, which use the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to contribute towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement, and the achievement of the socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of societies.

Learn more about Circular Berlin.
Learn more about the Transformative Action Award.