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14th of April, Brussels

Buy Smart - Green Procurement for Smart Purchasing

By using their purchasing power when choosing goods and services that respect the nvironment, buyers can make an important contribution towards sustainable development. With green purchasing one can save materials, energy, reduce waste and pollution, and boost sustainable patterns of behaviour. Finally, if one considers life-cycle costs of goods and service, green procurement allows saving money while protecting the environment at the same time.
Public purchasers, policy makers, and environmental managers met to talk about green procurement, life cycle costing, e-procurement and labelling schemes. Experts presented in-depth iBILD_EUSEWnformation on green procurement to the audience.
Hereafter the experts Dr. Angelika Poth-Mögele, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Michael Murphy, Dell Ltd. and Kristine Zubkane, Vidzeme planning region discussed about barriers and solutions to spread the principle of green procurement and gave an outlook to future developments.

Experts from all over the European Union met
on April 14, 2011 in Brussels to discuss GPP.

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Status Quo of GPP in Europe
Robert Kaukewitsch, European Commission DG Environment

The programme Intelligent Energy Europe
Dr. Christophe Coudun, IEE

Buy Smart – Experiences in Green Procurement
Vanessa Hübner, Berlin Energy Agency

Green Procurement in Buildings
Miha Mirtič, ZRMK

Green Procurement in IT
Peter Defranceschi, ICLEI

The Topten approach
Sophie Attali, ADEME


Six finalists for the Public Procurement of Innovation Award


The shortlist for the Public Procurement of Innovation Award, part of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project, has been narrowed to six finalists. more


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