Utrecht, one of the four biggest cities in the Netherlands, aims to be climate neutral in 2030 and to reach a fully circular economy by 2050. In the shorter term, Utrecht is committed to increasing its share of circular procurement from 4% of the annual spend in 2016 to 10% by 2020.
In 2015 Amsterdam commissioned an in-depth study on the potential of a circular economy. The project was the first large-scale research study in the world that uses the ‘city circle scan’ methodology.
The municipality of Almere aspires to become a waste-free and energy-neutral city by 2022. The administration wants to bring the business community and knowledge institutes’ innovative power together to enable co-creation in the field of waste management and upcycling in the urban context.
Genoa fully owns the municipal waste management company, AMIU, which over the past few years has completely rethought its strategy and organisational structure. The new strategy is now looking beyond its 40-year linear business model based on the disposal of waste in its landfill site.
The LAG - Local Action Group of the Marecchia and Conca Valleys is a consortium company that connects public bodies, trade associations, businesses and citizens for the integrated and shared development of the Rimini Apennines.
The Porta Palazzo organic project has three main objectives. The first is to reduce food waste through the collection and distribution of unsold foods in the largest open-air market in Europe and, in the process, ensure that those in need can access quality foods in a dignified manner.
An Post is a member of the International Post Corporation (IPC). IPC is the postal sector representative body, through which worka with other posts globally to manage postal service operations, policy and strategy.
Reykjavík was the first municipality in Iceland to make a policy on reduction on green house gas emissions in 2009. In 2016 the City Council decided to go further and make even more ambitious goals: Reykjavík City will be carbon neutral by 2040.
With half a million inhabitants, the ‘Eurométropole’ of Strasbourg is a collection of 33 municipalities and represents a centre of activity in the east of France.
Lyon Métropole, which includes 59 municipalities and 1.3 million inhabitants, wants to build a sustainable future for its citizens. The Métropole relies on green investments to face environmental challenges.