The project ChemClimCircle equips municipalities with training modules to apply circular procurement and, by this, to use non-toxic and climate-neutral products.

ChemClimCircle will address an important challenge in policy integration which is not yet on the local policy agendas: the linkage between Chemicals, Climate and Circularity issues in public procurement. To function safely in a circular economy, materials need to be circular, climate-neutral AND tox-free. Ensuring this in procurement processes within municipalities is one key for the possibility for a circular future.

ChemClimCircle will: – elaborate the “ChemClimCircle concept for procurement”: assess interlinks, conflicts of objectives and dependencies between circularity, chemicals risks and climate neutrality aspects in procurement – develop comprehensive guidance and training modules for municipalities (procurement specialists, decision makers and end-user departments) – develop an internal management strategy for municipalities for ChemClimCircle procurement: interview key actors, map procurement processes in the institutions and assess how the ChemClimCircle aspects could be coordinated inside the institution – develop an external management support for Eastern BSR municipalities involving all entities involved in GPP in LT and LV to Round tables – develop strategies for dialogue and networking with stakeholders: map target groups, initiate contacts and create room for larger action – organize 3 international think tank workshops to discuss outputs & findings and receive input – promote the ChemClimCircle approach to procurement in BSR.