12 May 2015

Registration for Riga workshop on low carbon procurement extended to 15 May

There is still time to register for the GPP 2020 low carbon procurement workshop in Riga (Latvia), with the registration deadline extended until 15 May 2015. The workshop will look at how to move beyond policy aims to practical implementation of low-carbon procurement processes. Sessions will focus on the implementation of local sustainable procurement policy in Latvia and the use of environmental targets to boost economic growth.

GPP 2020 partners will be on hand to share their experiences in implementing tenders with impressive cumulative savings of more than 150,000 tonnes CO2e to date. Speakers will provide an insight into good practice, smart solutions and how to overcome obstacles while driving low-carbon public purchases for supplies (e.g. ICT and Vehicles), services (e.g. mobility services and Energy Performance Contracting) and works (e.g. road infrastructure).

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. A market lounge event will provide further information on funding opportunities and practical tools to help calculate carbon savings and implement low carbon tenders. Participation in the event is free of charge, but registration is required using the online registration form.

For more information, visit the GPP2020 website.