1 April 2015

Procurers invited to explore low-carbon procurement in practice at Riga workshop

Public procurers are invited to take part in a one day seminar taking place 21 May in Riga (Lativa) that will offer insight into good practices, and see discussion on methods to overcome obstacles while driving low-carbon public purchases for supplies, works and services. The seminar will also showcase the results of two projects focused on green public procurement: PRIMES and GPP2020.

The aim of the workshop is to show how public procurement interventions can be used as a strategic tool to mitigate climate change; participants will be give information on how to best calculate carbon and energy savings, while support structures from across Europe will be presented. ICLEI Europe’s Philipp Tepper will lead the workshop, with speakers including Leendert van Geldermalsen of Rijkswaterstraat, The Netherlands, and Lidia Capparelli of CONSIP, Italy.

The event is organised by the Latvian Environmental Investment Fund and the GPP 2020 and PRIMES projects. Participation in the event is free of charge, but early registration is required to reserve your seat. Register online at - registration closes 7 May 2015.

For more information, visit the GPP2020 website.