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Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat

Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat (the Network of Cities and Towns for Sustainability ) is an association of municipalities which currently has about 290 members. Created in 1997, the network focuses on sustainable development and promoting sustainability policies among its members.

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Xarxa has lately organized two internal meetings on green purchasing. One meeting, took place in April 2016 and focused on green electricity, while the latest focused on electric vehicles and took place in June 2016.

What have we been up to?

  • Assembly of Xarxa in Feb 2016
  • Seminar on Green Electricity purchases
  • Seminar on Sustainable Mobility
  • A one-day training on green public procurement held in partnership with the project Green ProcA
  • Set up face-to-face meetings with experts on methodologies and preparation of tender documentation
  • Creation of the Working Group of Green and Circular Economy
  • Organized two working groups on transport and buildings attended by 15 municipalities

Name of the network:
Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat

Province of Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain)

280 public authorities

SPP Regions partners involved:
Diputació de Barcelona and Ecoinstitut

To learn more: Xarxa website

Upcoming activities:

  • Development of a SPP Declaration
  • Joint procurement with ACM for 100% green energy in 2017
  • Presenting on SPP Regions at National Congress of Environment
  • Xarxa has started to work with the procure department of the municipality of Cornella for a renovation of the electricity supply contract

Results so far:

  • SPP tender support in green energy for Cornella municipality (€2,4m)
  • Best practice example: Municipality of Avia tender for green electricity

Contact person:

Maria Garcia, Head of Unit of Education and Participation -  Environmental Department of DIBA