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The project Buy Smart+ was completed in September 2014. For up-to-date information please visit the website of the new project Green ProcA.Green Public Procurement in Action.


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Ljubljana announced as European Green Capital 2016

Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, has been selected as European Green Capital for 2016. Janez Potočnik, the EU’s Commissioner for the Environment, presented the award to a delegation from the city at a ceremony in Copenhagen (Denmark), the current European Green Capital.

The city received particular praise for its sustainability strategy, which follows an integrated approach to environmental management. This includes an Environmental Protection Programme, a Sustainable Mobility Plan, a Sustainable Energy Action Plan and an Electromobility Strategy. Ljubljana has also shown its commitment to sustainable and green procurement, which has been implemented for 70 percent of all city purchases. The local Ministry of Finance, supported by Umanotera, is a partner in the GPP 2020 project. The city has saved a considerable amount of energy and CO2 through their GPP tenders.

The European Green Capital Award is an annual event that promotes and rewards the efforts of cities committed to improving the urban environment. Winning cities demonstrate a record of achieving high environmental standards and commit to ambitious goals for future progress in sustainable development.



Six finalists for the Public Procurement of Innovation Award


The shortlist for the Public Procurement of Innovation Award, part of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project, has been narrowed to six finalists. more


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