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Sustainable City Council Guide available

The city of Barcelona (Spain), Vice-Chair and one of the founding authorities of the Procura+ Campaign, has published the Sustainable City Council Programme Guide. The Guide is the city’s attempt to spread the incorporation of good environmental and social practices throughout the city.  It presents a collection of guidelines, advice and technical information for all local workers, in order to actively involve everyone in achieving a more sustainable city council. More specifically, the Guide includes the most outstanding sustainable procurement achievements, and presents the environmental, social and ethical considerations that have been taken into account in public procurement, such as paper, cleaning services, fair trade products and sustainable timber. The guide is available in English, Spanish and Catalan.  To download a copy in English, please go to http://www.iclei-europe.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Procurement/Online_Procurement_information/A%2BSustainable_angles.pdf.  For a copy in Catalan, please go to For more information about the Guide or Barcelona’s Sustainable City Council Programme, please contact Ms Helena Barraco from the city of Barcelona at hbarraco@bcn.cat.