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GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Public Procurement of Nature-Based Solutions

Events Programme

GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Public Procurement of Nature-Based Solutions

6 Oct 2022

Event Duration

11am to 12:15pm CET (Brussels)

Event Description

Public Procurmenet on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS)

Whilst cities offer evident benefits that continue to attract people, rapid urbanisation can drive significant conflicts between natural and urban environments. Challenges associated with those conflicts, such as human health issues, degradation of natural capital and ecosystem services, and vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, all threaten the sustainability of our urban lifestyles. Nature-Based Solutions can be a powerful tool for cities dealing with those challenges. However, many public authorities report difficulties in using public procurement addressing NBS projects.

NBS are defined as "solutions that are inspired and supported by nature, which are cost-effective, simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience. Such solutions bring more, and more diverse, nature and natural features and processes into cities, landscapes and seascapes, through locally adapted, resource-efficient and systemic interventions". These actions are conservation, restoration and improved land management.

This webinar aims to address this issue by providing public procurers with a better understanding of the topic and inspire them to take the first step on this journey.


-Welcome and Introduction from the EU GPP Helpdesk, Ivan Azevedo de Jesus, DG Environment, European Commission

-Public Procurement of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), Daniela Rizzi and Philipp Tepper, ICLEI

-Learning from Public Procurement of NBS good practicies:

-How to make public procurement work for greening your city, Gitty Korsuize, City of Utrech, Netherlands,

-Adjusting tender requirements to match suppliers' capabilities, Malgorzata Bartyna-ZieliƄska, City of Wroclaw, Poland,

-Torino-Public Procurement in Italy, Alessandra Aries, City of Turin, Italy

Moderator: Philipp Tepper, ICLEI

Date & time: Thursday, 06 October 2022, 11:00 to 12:15 (Central European Time, Brussels time)

Organiser: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, on behalf of the European Commission (DG Environment)

Language: English


Registration: Prior registration is essential. Participation is free of charge.

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