18 June 2015

GPP 2020 seminar presentations outline good practice in low-carbon procurement

Presentations from the GPP 2020 workshop held in Riga (Latvia) on 21 May 2015 are now available online. The workshop looked at practical implementation of low-carbon procurement processes and how environmental targets can be used to boost economic growth, as well as results from the EU-funded PRIMES and GPP 2020 projects.

Ways in which public procurement can be used as a tool to lower carbon emissions, currently available energy and emissions calculation tools, and support structures for procurers were all touched on by presenters. Maris Klismets of the Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development presented an overview of GPP regulations in Latvia, while Francesc Vidal of the Catalan Institute for Energy looked at driving energy performance contracting through procurement schemes.

Best practices from Italy, Croatia, the Netherlands and France were also presented. The event was organised by the Latvian Environmental Investment Fund and the GPP 2020 and PRIMES projects, and was moderated by ICLEI's Philipp Tepper.

To view the presentations, visit the GPP2020 website.