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© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Sustainable Public Procurement A handy tool for achieving the aims of biological diversity Philipp Tepper Project Coordinator and Procura+ Campaign Manager ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Montreal, 3 rd October 2013 Third Meeting of the Gloabl Partnership for Business and Biodiversity
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability: ●an international network that advances local sustainability ●a city movement that works on sustainability projects, programmes, campaigns and advocacy ●funded by membership fees and project funding ●founded in 1990 at the UN Headquarters in New York ●introduced Local Agenda 21 in 1992 and continues to promote it worldwide Connecting leaders in Sustainability
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability ●1,100+ members: cities and local governments world-wide ●15 offices plus satellite offices ●200+ staff ●Represents Local Governments at UNFCCC, UNCBD, UNCSD We consider a Sustainable City to be one that: ●strives to reduce its per capita use of natural resources to a level that endangers neither local nor global ecosystems, and at the same time ●ensures that political, economic and social systems guarantee a high quality of life for everyone.
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org ● SPP raises awareness of sustainability issues ● SPP allows PAs to achieve environmental targets ● Helps public authorities meet key environmental, social & ecological challenges ● Drive the market / launching pad for new technologies ● Sets an example ● SPP saves money and resources ● Meet existing & forthcoming legislation ● Improvements in working conditions ● Assist disadvantaged groups in society
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Cities such as Vancouver or Berlin are hotspots of biodiversity Responsibility for biodiversity Implementation of policies, strategies and laws
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Sustainable procurement makes use of existing laws to conserve biodiversity Good procurement starts with a good title Make use of the „subject matter“ and send a strong signal to the market that you only want sustainable products, services and works
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Economic benefits Why to pay less and as a result to get even less? – Did you know that organic meat only looses 10-20% of its weight compared to non-organic meat that looses 40-60%?
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Boost sustainable entrepreneurship Apply cradle to cradle Encourage renewable resources economics Drive ecodesign Bio-based products (e.g. plastics)
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Food Aim: nature conservation Measure: organic agriculture and food production Certification (e.g.): Procurement approach: criteria of Certification & contracts: above certifications or equivalent Who does it: Rome, Barcelona, Malmö, Freiburg, etc.
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Timber Aim: climate change mitigation and conservation of biological diversity Measure: sustainable forest management Certification (e.g.): Procurement approach: criteria of Certification & contracts: above certifications or equivalent Who does it: London, Vancouver, Zagreb, etc.
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Bio-based packaging Aim: reduce waste and use of natural resources Measure: compostable, bio-based packaging (100% recycled paper, cardboard / >85% bio-based plastics) Certification (e.g.): Procurement approach: criteria of Certification & contracts: above certifications or equivalent Who does it: Toronto, Hamburg, Barcelona, etc.
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org Outlook Greening supply chains Monetarising emissions such as NO x, SO 2, CO 2, etc. in the award of tenders Drive innovation (e.g. Self-Healing Concrete Healing Concrete – Bacteria deposit dense layers of calcium carbonate and other minerals on concrete structures sealing off green house gases or Algal Wastewater processing – Using bioreactors that combine bacteria and algae)
© ICLEI 2013 www.iclei.org ICLEI believes that mainstreaming sustainable supply chains by using the purchasing power of procurement will make the difference – join us on this mission! www.sustainable-procurement.org www.procuraplus.org ICLEI European Secretariat Philipp Tepper firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. +49 / (0)761 368 920 Moving ahead
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