On 17th-18th of February, 2021 Lithuanian Innovation Center will hold an event called “Sustainable transport and mobility solutions via Circular Procurement”. 

The agenda consists of various topics covering sustainable transport, urban mobility, and circular procurement. On the first day, you will be invited to listen to the policy panel covering the green public procurement framework and sustainability plans in Lithuania. In addition, information on the work of the Finnish buyers' groups will be presented. After discussion, you will hear few presentations of good practices of the private sector in Lithuania (DPD and Spark) and a presentation of the situation of circular economy and circular procurement in Lithuania. On the second day, you will have an opportunity to hear shared good practices by partner stakeholders and to join discussion sessions held in smaller groups.

Transport currently accounts for a quarter of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions and this figure continues to rise as demand grows. The European Green Deal seeks a 90% reduction in these emissions by 2050. Moving to more sustainable transport means putting users first and providing them with more affordable, accessible, healthier, and cleaner alternatives. One of the main solutions towards sustainable mobility is developing a new infrastructure customized for zero-emission vehicles and energy storage.

The rationalization of goods transport by pooling spaces and vehicles, as well as by linking up the territory, is essential for the growth of the circular economy. To become a country with a fully functioning circular economy, the starting point is to promote circular procurement in various areas including production, industry, mobility. One of the key actors to make some change is municipalities of the cities. Through public procurement, city governments can encourage zero-emission vehicles to spur innovation and improve the local environment.