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September 2017

PPI4Waste conference: Opportunities for PPI in the waste sector

12 September 2017
Brussels, Belgium
The PPI4Waste final conference will share the principal findings of the research, networking and training activities implemented during the project's lifetime to help increase the uptake of innovative waste solutions.

The one-day conference will have two main sessions. The first session will present the main findings of the PPI4Waste project and how public procurement of innovation (PPI) can be experimented and stimulated in the field of waste management. It will be followed by an afternoon session exploring synergies between procurers and projects on innovative solutions. A full programme and participant registration will be available shortly.

PPI4Waste is a three-year Horizon 2020 project involving eight partners and explores how innovative public procurement can be a key instrument in galvanising the market in order to foster sustainability, preserving and recycle material resources.

For more information, visit the PPI4Waste website.

STTC Conference 2017: Sustainably sourced tropical timber

21 September 2017, 9:30 - 17:30
Aarhus, Denmark
The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) Conference 2017 will be taking place the 21 September in Aarhus, Denmark. The event will offer the opportunity to learn how to sell the positive story that sustainably sourced tropical timber has to tell; to discuss the challenges, share knowledge and best practice with colleagues from across Europe. The event will gather STTC partners and participants, timber trade federations, timber traders, construction sector representatives, NGOs and other stakeholders.

The STTC Conference 2017 will consider ways of communicating the benefits of tropical timber use and best practice, looking at Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Mitigation. It will also be an opportunity to network with buyers, suppliers and specifiers.

The event is free of charge.
Please click here to register, and for more information please contact:
Joyce Penninkhof joyce.penninkhof@probos.nl, +31 (0) 317-466557 or
Kristian Jørgensen kristian@fsc.dk, +45 2887 7808

October 2017

Circular Procurement Congress

19 October 2017, 9:30 - 17:00
Tallinn, Estonia
On 19 October 2017, the second international Congress on Circular Procurement, co-organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), the Estonian Presidency of the EU, Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability will take place in Tallinn, Estonia.

The objectives of this congress are to:
- deepen knowledge and encourage implementation of circular procurement showcase good practices, latest research and tools
- stimulate unexperienced organisations to start with circular procurement
- discuss the role of circular procurement for innovation and meeting other policy goals
- encourage networking on circular procurement.

The congress targets:
- Policy makers for national and local governments and public bodies
- Public procurers and budget holders
- Companies involved in circular procurement.

The event is directly preceded by the Conference on Innovation Procurement, co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission (EC) on 17 and 18 October 2017.

For more information and to register visit the event's webpage.

November 2017

Global Organic Textile Standard Pre-Conference

8 November 2017, 9:30 - 17:00
New Delhi, India
The Global Organic Textile Standard Conference will take place in New Delhi, India the 8 November 2017. It will be held as a pre-conference to the 19th Organic World Congress (OWC) by IFOAM - Organics International and will address the topic of social compliances in textiles.

The one-day conference will bring together top business leaders, chief sustainability officers, social compliance experts and practitioners, standards-setters, regulators and policy-makers and other key stakeholders interested in the topic. It will see the participation of IFOAM, WRAP, SAI and other experts which will share the latest updated in social compliance. The conference will include sessions for participants new to the topic on how to develop efficient compliance management systems.

For more information about the conference and registration, please visit the conference website.