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Procurement Leadership Means Climate Action

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Join this action-oriented global discussion with leading cities and experts showcasing the power of procurement for taking climate action by integrating sustainability into their purchasing processes and decisions.

We invite you to watch this high-level discussion exploring themes around the following questions:

  • Why does sustainable purchasing matter for a city?
  • How to leverage procurement towards the achievement of the Paris Agreement? How does climate-friendly procurement look like in your city?
  • What are ambitious targets that leading cities around the world have set to achieve? What are the steps cities have taken to accelerate climate action through the city’s purchasing power?
  • Amidst the COVID-19 crisis and recovery, how can procurement work for both economic recovery as well as continued sustainability efforts?
  • How do local governments work with their suppliers for goods and services to create a market that supports innovation towards climate-friendly products and delivery of goods and services?
  • How do you calculate and monitor the impact of procuring sustainably?

Partners and supporters of the session are the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement and the One Planet Network Sustainable Procurement Programme.


  • Mark Hidson, Global Director, ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre, ICLEI European Secretariat, Germany


  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany
  • Marian Nieuwoudt, Alderwoman & Mayoral Council Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, City of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Espen D. Nicolaysen, Head of Section, Sustainable Public Procurement, City of Oslo, Norway
  • Bill Peduto, Mayor City of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Paulo Magina, Head Public Procurement, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, OECD