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September 2016

20 years of Sustainable Procurement at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

13 September 2016, 13:00 - 14:30
The objective of the webinar is to present the initiatives, activities and achievements in the field of sustainable and innovation procurement of ICLEI, the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.

This webinar is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Cities and Lifestyles Unit and co-organized with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. It will be focused on the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.

The 10YFP SPP Programme is a global platform that supports the implementation of SPP around the world. It brings together a variety of stakeholders, building synergies & leveraging resources to progress towards its two major goals of building the case for SPP and supporting SPP implementation on the ground . The Programme is implemented through an extensive network of more than 90 partners in over 40 countries. Informative webinars are organized in order to present the SPP activities of partners and to enhance cooperation and exchange of experience.

Find the agenda of the webinar here, and click here to register.

Challenges and solutions of GPP implementation - GreenS Webinar

14 September 2016, 10.00 - 12.00
This webinar has been organised as part of the GreenS project to discuss the challenges and solutions faced by different organisations across Europe when implementing Green Public Procurement. It will also focus on institutional needs on GPP and experiences and good practices of National GPP Strategies.

The webinar will take place from 10am-12pm (CET) on 14 September.

Participants are requested to register at: https://goo.gl/forms/y1WnRqlJbLhGFrSA2

For more information, please download the event programme (below)

Strengthening the European Electric Vehicle Market

Promoting Solutions towards Sustainable and Efficient Mobility
20 September 2016, 9:00 - 17:00
Brussels, Belgium
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
This international symposium will take place the 20th September 2016 and will examine the latest developments regarding electric vehicles at EU level. It will also analyse the importance of investing in electric and alternative vehicles for economic growth and job creation. Furthermore, the symposium will explore the benefits of using an electric vehicle, from an environmental point of view and evaluate new solutions toward improving electric mobility.

The event aims to bring together Consumer Organisations, Utilities Providers, EV Business Development Organisations and Experts from relevant disciplines to provide a deep approach about the key role that electric vehicles play on the EU targets on CO2 emissions reduction.

During the event delegates will also develop innovative solutions to electric mobility challenges including infrastructure and recharging options as well as examine the role of electric and alternative fuel vehicles creating new job opportunities and fostering competitiveness.

For further information and to attend the symposium click here.

Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2016

28 - 30 September 2016, 9:00 - 17:00
Geneva, Switzerland
The annual Trade for Sustainable Development Forum is one of the leading global events focused on sustainability standards in international trade and supply chains. Organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the T4SD Forum will again take place in conjunction with the WTO Public Forum, from 28-30 September.

Connecting communities in policy and business, trade and sustainability, the T4SD Forum will challenge thought leaders to bridge the gap between debates on sustainability standards, supply chains, and international trade to work towards achieving the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

This year, the focus is on the importance of data-driven decision making to increase accountability and accelerate change toward sustainability in supply chains. Expect candid exchanges of views, latest industry experience and insights into what ITC has to add to these developments with respect to global supply chains and opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

For further information and to register, visit the website.

PAPIRUS Final Conference

29 September 2016, 9:00 - 17:00
Bilbao, Spain
PAPIRUS project is one of the pilot projects in the area of Public Procurement of Innovation co-financed by the European Commission within the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Framework Programme. It has started in October 2013 and now is reaching its final stage. PAPIRUS Partners are organizing a final project conference open and free of charge for everyone and will take place the 29th September 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.

During the conference public procurers who have implemented Public Procurement of Innovation and experts in the field will present their case studies and share their experience on Innovation Procurement. The conference is open for everyone who is interested in Public Procurement of Innovation including public procurers, suppliers, experts, legal advisers, policy makers and others.

Additionally, representative of European Commission services will present upcoming Horizon 2020 funding for 2016-17 that supports procurers to undertake innovation procurements. The event will also be an opportunity for networking and will ensure broad debate and lively discussion between public procurers, policy markets and other stakeholders.

For further information and to register click here.

Innovation procurement of food & catering services for the healthcare sector

29 September 2016, 15:00 - 16:00
This free hour-long webinar, organised by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe for the EcoQUIP project, will examine innovation procurement of food and catering services for the European healthcare sector.

EcoQUIP is a project aiming to improve the efficiency, quality and environmental sustainability of healthcare through innovation procurement. The project will entail the creation of an ‘Innovation Procurement Leaders Group’ of hospitals that have competence in innovation procurement and the capacity to pioneer new approaches to collaborative procurement.

The webinar will be focusing on innovation procurement and on the EcoQUIP project itself. It will be discussing procurement of food in the healthcare sector, the opportunities and challenges that exist, and the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for food and catering services, currently being developed by DG Env and the JRC.

The webinar will both introduce EcoQUIP’s Joint Statement of Demand on sustainable and healthy food for the healthcare sector, which will be launched shortly and also launch HCWH Europe's report 'Fresh, sustainable & healthy food - Best practices in European healthcare'.

Finally, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will showcase a recent procurement project at Rotherham Hospital, whereby the hospital reviewed its catering service to make cuts to its energy use and CO2 emissions and to improve patients' and staff experience.

To register to the webinar visit hcwh.webex.com.