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BuyZET

Contact

Contact person

Geir Rossebø, Utviklings- og kompetanseetaten (Agency for Improvement and Development

Phone

456 04 927

E-mail

Visitor address

Grensesvingen 6, 0663 OSLO

What

BuyZET – Procurement of innovative solutions for zero emission urban delivery of goods and services.

BuyZET aims to understand and optimise the impact of public procurement activities on transport patterns in cities – and to find innovative and sustainable delivery solutions for goods and services, which can help to address these challenges.

Why

Sustainable urban mobility is an important priority when the city of Oslo aims to fulfil the ambitions in the Paris climate agreement as over 50 per cent of climate emissions in the city originate from transport. Oslo aims to become carbon neutral by 2030, and it is therefore necessary to focus on sectors where measures can give the biggest results. Through the project the city of Oslo wishes to share its experiences with other cities and contribute to the development of methods and guides which are useful for cities when achieving their environmental goals.

Residents in urban areas will benefit from reductions in localised emissions of harmful substances such as particulates and NOx, as well as noise, which has a major impact on health and quality of life for urban residents. 

The city of Oslo

In the project the city of Oslo first maps out which commodity and service contracts in the municipality have the highest transport footprint, i.e. the number of trips the vehicles use to deliver goods or transport people for the municipality and the corresponding climate emissions. Oslo has selected two areas based on this initial mapping: maintenance and repair and waste collection. For these areas Oslo identifies the possibilities for zero-emission deliveries and establishes public-private forums or purchasing networks that either cooperate or enter into joint purchasing agreements. The project results in contract strategies that state which methods will be used to achieve zero emission solutions.

Partners

ICLEI, Polis, TNO, Rotterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels Region, Southampton

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 724101.   The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the City of Oslo and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union or the Research Executive Agency. 

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Links

www.buyzet.eu