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Monetising emissions for a lease contract in Bremen
The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen has set its own climate and energy goals. Since 2009 the strategic objective has been to reduce Bremen’s CO2 emissions by 40% compared to the 1990 levels. One of the sectoral actions is to reduce transport related CO2 emissions. To meet its targets, the Senate wishes the city administration’s vehicle fleet to be as clean and efficient as possible. In addition for business trips undertaken by administration staff there is a rule which prioritises more sustainable modes or transport. The order of priority is: walking, cycling, public transport – a car may only be used if these modes are not appropriate for their work.
English
Europe/EU, Germany
Clean Fleets Project
2014
Joint Procurement of EVs and PHEVs in Sweden
A Clean Vehicles in Stockholm programme has been run by the Environment and Health Administration of Stockholm since 1994 to speed up the transition to clean vehicles and renewable fuels. In 2011, the City Council approved an Electric Vehicles Strategy, aiming to become one of the world’s leading clean vehicle cities by 2030.

The joint procurement was initiated by the city of Stockholm and the state-owned utility company Vattenfall to demonstrate Sweden’s purchasing potential to manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), to contribute to a quieter and cleaner fleet and to enable Swedish organisations to buy or lease EVs or PHEVs under optimal conditions.
English
Europe/EU, Sweden
Transport and vehicles
2014
First EEV buses in Baia Mare, Romania
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
ICLEI Europe
2014
The New Bus for London – Diesel/electric hybrid
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
ICLEI Europe
2014
Case Study: A Fleet of Biomethane Buses in Reading, UK
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
ICLEI Europe
2014
Promoting Legal and Sustainable Timber: Using Public Procurement Policy
This paper examines governments’ efforts to use public procurement policy to promote the use of legal and sustainable timber, with the aims of reducing deforestation and illegal logging and encouraging sustainable forestry.
English
Europe/EU
Timber and forestry , Office stationery, Furniture
Chatham House
2014
EU GPP case study: EEV certified biomethane bus services in Reading, UK
Reading Borough Council identified high levels of NOx emissions resulting from road traffic and in 2009 launched an air quality action plan to try and tackle this issue. In 2012, the Council carried out an open, technology neutral tender for a number of services using eight shuttle buses to link key sites within the Town. Technical specifications set a minimum Euro 4 emission standard (as second- hand vehicles could be offered) but companies offering higher emissions standards scored points in the award phase, as did those who put forward innovative options to improve environmental performance. The winning bidder offered a service using new CNG powered buses, with an EEV emissions standard. The gas used to power the vehicles is 100% certified biomethane produced in the UK. NOx emissions are an estimated 30-50% lower than the Euro V diesel bus models available at the time the tender was launched. The services began in April 2013 and due to a 20% passenger increase, ten buses in total are now used.
English
United Kingdom
Transport and vehicles
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2014
EU GPP case study: Sustainable school meals in East Ayrshire (Scotland)
As a council responsible for providing over 1.3 million school meals a year, East Ayrshire has a lot on its hands. A growing awareness of the health, environmental, social and economic impacts of those meals led it to adopt a new procurement strategy in 2008. The focus was to be on fresh, unprocessed and organic ingredients. An EU-level tender incorporated all these elements, and has had lead to increase take up of school meals as well as other positive results. Independent research carried out by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency indicated that the CO2 emission savings associated with the change in food sourcing for one school alone amounts to 37.7 tonnes per annum. East Ayrshire was also the winner of an Association for Public Service Excellence award in 2011.
English
United Kingdom
Food and catering
2012
EU GPP case study: Basque Council maintains buildings the greener way (Spain)
The Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa is responsible for the operation and upkeep of a number of buildings in Donostia-San Sebastian, the province’s capital. As part of its environmental strategy, the Council aims to incorporate GPP criteria across a range of its contracts. The high impact associated with heating, cooling, lighting, waste and other aspects of building operation and maintenance make this a priority area for GPP. In 2010 a tender was published for the maintenance of two properties – one residential and one office building. With help from Ihobe (Basque Environmental Management Agency), the Council implemented criteria relating to the skills and experience of the personnel in providing environmentally friendly building maintenance. Contract performance clauses also addressed the waste management plan of the contractor and environmental reporting requirements.
English
Spain
Energy, Buildings and construction, Lighting
Energy efficiency
2012