17 February 2016

GPP2020 webinar to discuss procurement of low-carbon lighting

A webinar looking at experiences with procuring low-carbon street lighting will be held by the GPP2020 project on 23 February 2016. The event is free of charge and all stakeholders working in the field of procurement are invited to join. The pre-procurement phase of purchasing low-carbon street lighting will be discussed, with participants exchanging experiences of drafting GPP and low-carbon criteria (with a focus on technical specifications and award criteria).

Suitable means of contract management and monitoring will also be looked at, along with the barriers and opportunities experienced during green tendering. In addition to issues that arise within the procurement process, the webinar will explore the impact of light pollution on humans and nature.

Speakers include Jelena Kremenjas of UNDP Croatia and Andrej Mohar of Dark-Sky Slovenia. The meeting will be facilitated by Alenka Burja of Umanotera, Slovenia. Registration for the webinar, which runs from 11.00 to 12.30 CET, is available online. The EU-funded GPP 2020 project aims to increase the uptake of low-carbon procurement across Europe.

For more information, download the programme [PDF].