26 February 2013

Sustainable procurement on the agenda at 7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns

Hosted by the City of Geneva (Switzerland) and jointly organised by ICLEI Europe and the ESCT Preparatory Committee, the 7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (17- 19 April 2013) will focus on governance and finance for sustainable development. The conference will look at future scenarios regarding growth for Europe and address the potential of an economy that bridges environmental, social and financial problems.

Governance structures as well as sustainable financing options will be addressed by high-level political representatives and other experts. The conference will see plenary sessions as well as breakout sessions on around 30 topics. Sustainable procurement will be featured in several of these break-out sessions, with topics including: Sustainable Procurement in practice, multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral approaches in sustainable consumption, how public-private partnerships can help to implement sustainable actions, industrial ecology, and from the concept to practices.

The conference will be a valuable opportunity for decision makers from various levels of government, representatives from UN and European institutions, NGOs as well as researchers to present, discuss and exchange best practices and experiences.

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