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European Association for Innovation in Local Development (AEIDL)

AEIDL is an association that aims to foster community-led innovation across Europe. Its core team comprises experts in socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), employment and social inclusion, gender equality, social economy, social innovation, migration, regional policy, and sustainable urban and rural development. It also includes communication and dissemination expertise, and is complemented by an extensive pool of partners and experts in every EU country. AEIDL was lead partner of the ‘Buying for Social Impact’ project aimed at increasing the capacity of public buyers and social economy enterprises in the use of SRPP (EASME and DG GROW). It was ICLEI’s partner in the #WeBuySocialEU project which produced the ‘Making socially responsible public procurement work – 71 good practice cases’ publication and carried out the #WeBuySocialEU social media campaign (EASME and DG GROW). It led a service contract on gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) (EIGE), producing a toolkit on how to mainstream gender issues across the procurement cycle. AEIDL is now involved in the Green Public Procurement (GPP) Helpdesk (DG ENV and DG GROW).
See AEIDL's website

CO2 Performance Ladder (CO2PL)

The CO2 Performance Ladder (CO2PL)is a proven effective, impactful green public procurement tool that drives structural CO2 reduction in organisations, their projects and supply chain. With a certificate on the Ladder, organizations receive an award advantage for their registration on tenders. The CO2PL is a best practice instrument, proven to be effective over 14 years of implementation in the Netherlands, recognized by the IPCC, OECD and WEF. Since 2011 the system has been owned and managed by the independent, non-profit foundation, the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO). The CO2PL is now being structurally implemented in Belgium and tested in several other European countries , including Ireland, France, the UK and Germany. The CO2 Performance Ladder team are enthusiastic to share our experience, knowledge, and instrument with cities and local authorities to help them harness the power of procurement to drive decarbonization in their country/region.
See CO2 Performance Ladder's webste

CSCP (Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production)

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international non-profit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a good life. Cities and Infrastructure is one of the CSCP’s main topics, with a special focus on supporting cities, municipalities, and local actors in the transition to circular economy in a participatory and inclusive way.
See CSCP's website


International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN)

IGPN promotes green purchasing around the globe by coordinating those who take the initiative in implementing green purchasing towards sustainable consumption and production. IGPN was launched in 2005 with its mission: promote globally the development of environmentally friendly products and services and green purchasing activities; share information and know-how on green purchasing and environmentally friendly products and services internationally; harmonize the efforts of green purchasing and the development of environmentally friendly products and services from a global viewpoint. IGPN works with its members, Green Purchasing Networks from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, China etc., and regions such as China Hong Kong SAR and Chinese Taipei, partners with the Global Lead City Network led by ICLEI on sustainable procurement and the Green Ecolabelling Network, collaborates with the UNEP One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement Programme support the implementation of SDG12.
See IGPN website

National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG)

LNEG, under the slogan “Building a cleaner and better future”, has as its mission to contribute independently to economic development and improving the quality of life, putting knowledge at the service of society. Its Vision is to be a reference institution capable of contributing with excellent solutions for a decarbonised economy. LNEG, as an institution of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action, works as a consultant for public policy on energy and geology, environment, sustainability, metrology, standardization, quality, and certification. LNEG has started its activities in Sustainable Procurement in 2004 and works in close cooperation with private and public organisations. Main activities are: Guidance on criteria applied to sustainable procurement; Training on sustainable procurement for public authorities and other organisations; Implementation of European projects on green public procurement; Participation in the definition of national policies on green public procurement; Research on sustainable procurement methodologies; and, Awareness raising; elaboration of dissemination materials, organisation of workshops.
See LNEG's website

SAPIENS Network (Sustainability and Procurement in International, European and National Systems)

Sustainability and Procurement in International, European and National Systems (SAPIENS) network: 15 PhDs & 29 organizations growing global knowledge on Sustainable Public Procurement. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956696.
See SAPIENS Network's website

Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement - City of Harlem

Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement, coordinated by the City of Haarlem, aims to push forward developing and implementing an ambitious procurement strategy as an integrated and supportive management tool for governance. Using public procurement and the procurement of innovation as a strategic management tool, cities can significantly increase the positive impact on their social, economic and environmental objectives.
See Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement's website

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