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The project Buy Smart+ was completed in September 2014. For up-to-date information please visit the website of the new project Green ProcA.Green Public Procurement in Action.

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2013-11-14

PPI Platform offers exciting new resource for procurers

The Procurement of Innovation (PPI) Platform has been developed - an online hub assisting public authorities, procurers, policy makers, and other stakeholders become familiar with PPI and pre-commercial procurement (PCP).

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2013-11-07

Are environmental management systems just greenwash?

Companies that adopt the environmental management system ISO 14000, designed to help reduce businesses’ environmental impacts, generally back this up with sincere investment in environmentally-friendly practices, research suggests. Researchers found that adoption of the ISO 14000 was not ‘greenwash’, but reflected a move towards more sustainable practices in both European and North American companies.

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2013-10-29

New platform supports public authorities to engage in public procurement of innovation

With Europe’s economy facing serious challenges, the imperative to find innovative and sustainable solutions to stimulate the market is greater than ever. The Procurement of Innovation Platform has been developed as an online hub that helps public authorities, procurers, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders harness the power of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) and Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

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2013-10-07

Webinar with the Responsible Purchasing Network and Fair Trade Campaigns

Looking for ways to expand your green and just purchasing? Join a webinar with the Responsible Purchasing Network and Fair Trade Campaigns to hear strategies for fulfilling your institution’s commitment to sustainability and just treatment of workers through fair trade procurement.

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2013-09-18

Public consultation on the Energy Labelling Directive and the Ecodesign Directive (deadline 30th November 2013)

Evaluation of the Energy Labelling Directive and certain aspects of the Ecodesign Directive

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2013-09-13

GPP 2020 to use low-carbon procurement to reach EU sustainability goals

GPP 2020 is a new EU-funded project that aims to cement green public procurement (GPP) across member states to make the EU’s goals of a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 20 percent increase in the share of renewable energy and a 20 percent increase in energy efficiency a reality by 2020.

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2013-09-10

SEAD Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Green Public Procurement Programs is published

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative has recently published the Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating (M&E) Green Public Procurement (GPP) Programs, the first publication of its kind focusing exclusively on monitoring GPP.

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2013-09-09

Newsletter of the Rhônalpénergie-Environnement

Please find here the Newsletter No. 44 of the Rhônalpénergie-Environnement.

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2013-09-06

Samsung and LG awarded for most efficient computer monitor

Most efficient computer monitors in Europe were awarded at the IFA fair in Berlin at September 6th 2013 within the The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative, a part of the Clean Energy Ministerial initiative.

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2013-08-16

UNDP and UN Global Compact Team Up to Advance Sustainable Procurement at the UN

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Global Compact have joined forces to launch a new vendor outreach effort to improve corporate sustainability in procurement. Through web-based materials, and extensive training and guidance provided by UNDP and the Global Compact, this initiative aims to ensure that products and services purchased by UNDP are sustainable - minimizing environmental impact while enhancing positive social outcomes.

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Six finalists for the Public Procurement of Innovation Award

2014-09-10

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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