22 March 2017

SPP and Circular Procurement webinar - available online

A webinar on "Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and the Circular Economy", organised by REBus and ECAP, hosted by ICLEI– Local Governments for Sustainability and supported by UNEP, took place on 13 March and is now available to view online.

Aimed at demystifying the concept of Circular Procurement for a cross-sectoral audience with varying levels of involvement with SPP, the webinar used best practice examples from the REBus and European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) projects. Pointers for various sectors from ICT to construction were also discussed.

Current priorities for the European Commission in Circular Procurement and the related area of GPP were set out by a representative from DG Environment, including a reminder of the 2nd Circular Procurement Congress which will take place in Tallinn on 19 October. Also discussed were the recent activities of Working Group 4c on "Promoting Resource Efficient Business Models and a Circular Economy", including details of training resources and e-learning modules.

The recorded webinar is now available to view on the SP Platform.