Smart procurement for sustainable transport
The City of Oslo has been granted 225,000 euros by the European Commission for a project on sustainable transport solutions through procurement. The BuyZET project will develop innovative procurement plans to help the participating cities achieve their goals of zero emission urban delivery of goods and services.
200,000 people live in areas of the City of Oslo that has a harmful air pollution level. As much as 63 per cent of suspended particles, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide emissions in the capital derive from transport.
EU funds will contribute to changing Oslo mobility through the transition to zero emission vehicles by procurement of transportation services and supply of goods and services. The core cities in the project - Rotterdam, Oslo and Copenhagen - will first identify which goods and service procurement areas have the highest "transportation footprint" - i.e. the number of motorised vehicle trips to transport goods and people generated in delivering the goods or services, and the related emissions.
The partner cities are committed to knowledge sharing, policy development and to the identification of key areas for future research and collaboration initiatives between procurement agencies across Europe.