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Environmental relief potential of urban action on avoidance and detoxification of waste streams through green public procurement (RELIEF)

Objective

Public Procurement in Europe adds up to some 12% of total GNP. It entails a big potential for stimulating sustainable production, closing material cycles and avoiding waste. For this reason, authorities have been developing "green" procurement practices for more than 20 years. Nevertheless the strategic potential the innovations triggered in the economy still appear to be marginal. A European strategy is missing and no data is available, that would indicate the aggregated potential for environmental relief through green purchasing practices. The project aims at closing this data gap and develops a set of policy tools to implement a European strategy. The central idea is that the empirical data helps to focus on strategies with the highest relief and waste avoiding potential, which can be applied by authorities throughout Europe. Aggregated purchasing power will trigger off shifts on the supply-side of the market towards sustainability.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH - THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
Address
Eschholzstrasse 86
79115 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
Germany

Participants (10)

CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Hungary
Address
Angyal Utca 15/B 4
1094 Budapest
DK-TEKNIK ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Gladsaxe Moellevej 15
2860 Soeborg
DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Blasewitzer Strasse 84-88
01037 Dresden
ICLEI ASIA PACIFIC SECRETARIAT, JAPAN OFFICE
Japan
Address
1-9-7 Azabudai, Minato-ku
106-0041 Tokyo
ICLEIC CANADA - INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES CANADA
Canada
Address
100 Queen Street West
M5H 2N2 Toronto
INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY, WORK AND CULTURE
Austria
Address
Schloegelgasse 2
Graz
MISKOLC CITY OF COUNTY RANK
Hungary
Address
Varoshaz Ter 8
3525 Miskolc
MUNICIPALITY OF KOLDING
Denmark
Address
Nytorv 11
6000 Kolding
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
11,Karlsgasse 11/2
1040 Wien
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1115
1081 HV Amsterdam