With the support of ICLEI through the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement (10YFP SPP) framework, Guangming District of Shenzhen in Southern China has implemented a green procurement plan.,The AC procurement of the Guangming Cultural and Arts Center was selected to apply greener tender criteria. The procurement criterion are expected to yield up to 48% electricity bill cut and 14% carbon emission reduction through balancing energy demand between peak and off peak hours and using an air conditioning system with higher coefficient of performance (COP). Apart from the work on green public procurement (GPP), Shenzhen is also working towards a more circular food system and is learning from best practices in the region to tackle the challenge of food waste management.
About ICLEI Circulars
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.
Circular Development is one of ICLEI´s five strategic pathways towards sustainable urban development. Through the Circular Development pathway, local and regional governments decouple urban and economic development from resource consumption, encourage equitable access to resources and create closed-loop urban and peri-urban systems. They support new local economies that are productive and not extractive, where resources are exchanged and not wasted.
ICLEI Circulars is managed by the Circular Development Team at the World Secretariat (Bonn) in close collaboration with the ICLEI Regional Offices around the world.