It was a highly successful event in Graz for the CIVITAS Forum 2019! In the end, 650 participants from 45 countries took part. They enjoyed 30 parallel sessions in which 150 presentations were held. Attendees could also visit an exhibition area with 40 exhibitors (SUITS was one of them) and enjoy 11 site visits.
On Thursday, 3 October, 15:15 –16:00, @SESSION 19b: Procurement and management of municipal fleets.
Municipalities and other public authorities spend huge amounts of money on financing the urban mobility system, and purchasing goods, services and works. Public procurement and innovative financing can create demand for sustainable transport and mobility solutions, and generate purchasing power to facilitate the uptake of clean fleets and deliveries by both the public and public sector. This session presented some ready-to-use, practical approaches to understand and improve the efficiency of the procurement and financing processes, as an effective way of increasing impact and reducing cost.
The session opened with an introductory presentation from the moderator who was in charge of the SUMP 2.0 Topic Guides on “Funding and financing options for Sustainable Urban Mobility” and “Public procurement of sustainable urban mobility measures”. This was followed by PechaKucha presentations.
Moderator: Frederic Rudolph, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
- BuyZET: Guidelines on procuring zero emission delivery of goods and services in cities, Giacomo Lozzi (Polis Network, Belgium)
- Building small-medium local authorities’ capacity to implement transport measures: focus on procurement and behavioural change, Olympia Papadopoulou & Anastasia Founta (LEVER, Greece) and Ann-Marie Nienaber (Coventry University, U.K.)
- Driving electrification from within: municipal electric fleet open to all, Mariangelina Evliati (City of Stockholm, Sweden)