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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

Since 1996 ICLEI has been advocating for, promoting and demonstrating the value of sustainable, innovation, circular and strategic procurement. ICLEI provides professional information, advice, networking opportunities, training and tools to public authorities wanting to implement better, more cost-effective procurement practices.

ICLEI has a strong voice on the European and international stage. We are a member of the European Commission’s Green Public Procurement Advisory Group, lead or co-lead a number of international initiatives supporting the uptake of sustainable procurement, and work actively on the ground with public authorities to implement better procurement.

ICLEI's Sustainable Economy and Procurement team can provide a wide variety of services, such as training and consultancy, to public authorities to assist in starting or further developing sustainable, innovation, circular and strategic procurement.


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AI4Cities is a three-year EU-funded project bringing together leading European cities looking for artificial intelligence (AI...


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