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December 2019

Electronics Watch Annual Conference

4 December 2019
Barcelona, Spain

Electronics Watch holds an annual conference in December each year. This is the only conference in Europe that focuses on connecting leading practioners of socially responsible public procurement with labour rights monitoring partners from electronics production regions globally. Public buyers hear directly from these monitors about workers' experiences and conditions in their own supply chains. This immediate connection to the reality on the ground is vital to improving social responsibility in supply chains and to making a difference for workers and their communities.

The Electronics Watch Annual Conference 2019, a sustainable conference, organized in collaboration with Ajuntament de Barcelona, will take place on December 4 at the Centre Cultural Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB), a landmark in the historical Raval neighbourhood in the heart of the city. Once an almshouse built in 1802, the CCCB was conceived in 1989 as an arts centre to generate debate, thinking and reflection on themes such as the city and public space,  ecological models and the concept of sustainable development. An exciting location indeed for the Electronics Watch Annual Conference!

A detailed programme and registration will be available on their website in September.

Environmental Protection, Internal Market, Economic Instruments: Joining the Dots

5 - 6 December 2019
Brussels, Belgium

The aim of this seminar is to unpack the linkages between environmental law and policy and other areas of EU law, such as internal market rules, competition law, the market-based mechanisms for environmental protection as well as the public procurement and EU trade rules. It will offer an overview of the latest developments regarding legislation, case law and best practices in these crosscutting areas facilitating the exchange of experiences among legal practitioners, judges and regulators.

Key topics

  • EU environmental law and internal market rules (focus on renewables and plastics)
  • Green public procurement
  • EU State aid law and environmental protection
  • Eco-taxation (fiscal mechanisms) and charge systems
  • EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
  • Competition law (Art. 101 and 102 TFEU) and the environment
  • EU trade law and environmental policy
  • Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Who should attend?
In-house counsel and lawyers in private practice, judges, regulatory authorities and civil servants working on environmental matters.

Webinar: Sustainable Sourcing

5 December 2019

Note: this webinar will be held in French

The next RESECO webinar will focus on "sourcing" and will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Three members as well as a European entity will present on key lessons learned and share their practices:

    Brest Metropole: Issues, legal framework and sourcing opportunities illustrated by an example
    Brittany Region: Feedback on the use of the SILEX software solution, a digital tool for sourcing
    City of Niort: Trade fairs as a sourcing tool  
    Generalitat de Catalunya

Register using the form by clicking here.

Conference on Fair and Circular ICT

9 December 2019
Ghent, Belgium

The production of ICT devices such as smartphones, computers and laptops has a huge impact on environment, climate change and working conditions in Europe and in the Global South. Electronics have long and complex supply chains, involving multiple risks from raw materials extraction, manufacture, transport, use and e-waste.
Despite the complexity, a conscious procurement and use policy can be an important lever for a fairer ICT chain and a more circular lifecycle of ICT hardware. In this conference we will consider the possibilities for procurers, IT professionals to take tangible steps to develop sustainable ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders. European pioneers will present their good examples. This is the moment to get inspired!

The congress is an initiative of the project Fair ICT Flanders. This project aims at improving the sustainability of ICT procurement and reuse policies in Flanders.

See the programme and how to register here.

Human Rights Due Diligence

10 December 2019
Ghent, Belgium

Event organised by Stad Ghent

What is the role of local authorities in defending human rights worldwide and how can we contribute to this.
On Human Rights Day we gather speakers and testimonials on how to work on human rights through the instrument of public procurement, putting human rights due diligence as a central topic in the discussion.

Registration is necessary:


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.