The city of Nijmegen, located less than 10km from the German border, sits on the bank of the river Waal and is the oldest city in the Netherlands. Past and present go hand-in-hand in the city, with historic buildings and modern architecture interspersed throughout Nijmegen.

Today, Nijmegen is a lively, youthful city, home to 170,000 inhabitants and 20,000 students who attend Radboud University in Nijmegen.

The city is surrounded by hills, woods and polders, creating a varied countryside offering a range of recreational opportunities to both citizens and tourists.

Nijmegen is the European Green Capital for 2018, being the first city in the Netherlands to be awarded the prestigious title. In 2018, Nijmegen will show how it invests in food, health and a green living environment, as well as in sustainable business and technological innovations. With its 170,000 inhabitants, Nijmegen wants to inspire and activate people and companies, while creating green projects and green jobs.

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Nijmegen and Sustainable Procurement

In November 2017, Nijmegen launched a Sustainable Procurement Action Plan with the aim to make Nijmegen carbon neutral by 2045.

Some of the key activities and goals listed for 2018 to help achieve this, include: the creation of the Nijmegen sustainability ladder, the introduction of a communication plan on sustainable purchasing, and organising workshops, events and conferences, such as EcoProcura, on sustainable, circular, and innovation procurement.

To read Nijmegen's Sustainable Procurement Action Plan in full, click here. (In Dutch)