December 2019

Sustainable Procurement Seminar

13 December 2019
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Green Council is going to hold a seminar to explore the emerging trends and sound practices in ensuring sustainability along supply chain. Nowadays, every organization cannot ignore sustainability but pursing it along supply network is challenging under globalization and multi-layered supply chain. The theme for this seminar is Supply Chain Sustainability 2020+ : What’s IN? What’s OUT? 



Webinar: Life-cycle costing and procurement

16 December 2019

The European Commission has produced 5 product-specific life cycle costing (LCC) tools to facilitate the use of LCC in tendering processes among public authorities in the European Union. This webinar will serve to:

-       present the tools and help authorities understand their structure and features;

-       demonstrate how to use one of them with real data; and

-       reflect on what the results mean from a green public procurement perspective.

Find the full agenda here.

WebEx platform, registration here.

February 2020

Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice

18 - 21 February 2020
Maastricht, Netherlands

This comprehensive seminar will provide you with an understanding of the principles and procedures of European public procurement policy, focusing on the Public Procurement Directives and relevant case law. You will be guided through the Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU and the Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concession contracts. During the seminar you will receive insights into the application of professional procurement practices.

The four-day programme will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will be held on 18 February 2020. The three-day ‘Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice’ will commence on the following day.

More here.

September 2020

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

30 September - 2 October 2020
Mannheim, Germany

Hosted by the City of Mannheim, and ICLEI Europe, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September - 2 October 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.

The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

The world is facing major environmental, economic and social challenges that require a substantial transformation in all aspects of society. Without this transformation, global and European self-set goals like the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Europe long term strategy on GHG emission reduction will remain unreachable.

The 2020 edition of the flagship European conference on local sustainable development will build on the legacy of the previous conferences in Aalborg, Denmark (1994 and 2004), Lisbon, Portugal (1996), Hannover, Germany (2000), Seville, Spain (2007), Dunkirk, France (2010), Geneva, Switzerland (2013), and the Basque Country, Spain (2016).

Become part of a transformational movement.

Join over 800 participants from local and regional governments, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, the research community, business and civil society.

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