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WEBINAR: The Linkages between GPP and Ecolabelling

Presentation of the Asia-Pacific Green Public Procurement & Ecolabelling Network focused on the experience of China and Japan in the combined use of green public procurement and ecolabelling.

The original information about the webinar

DATE: Friday 29 July 2016 

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

The Asia-Pacific GPPEL project “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and ecolabelling in the Asia-Pacific region”, co-funded by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), and the Korean Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) started in 2013 and mainly aims at strengthening sustainable public procurement and ecolabelling in the Asia-Pacific region, based on the expertise of China, Japan and South Korea in the combined use of SPP and ecolabelling.

This is the presentation from the Asia-Pacific GPP & Ecolabelling Webinar on the "Linkages between GPP & Ecolabelling", held on July 29, 2016, focused on the experience of China and Japan in the combined use of green public procurement and ecolabelling.

Main speakers:

  • Mr. Kobayashi Hiroyuki, EcoMark Office, JEA
  • Ms. Zhang Xiaohui, CEC, MEP, China
  • Mr Farid Yaker and Ms Laura Guccione regarding UNEP activities in the region.

Regional updates

Regional cooperation on ecolabelling under the SPPEL project – Asia Pacific

Main goal: Develop common core criteria (CCC) that could be used voluntarily by all stakeholders in the region for: public/private procurement, standards, and ecolabels.

Activity 1: Identify key opportunities for pilot products for the Asia Pacific region based on:

  • Potential to reduce environmental impacts

  • Relevance for GPP and trade

  • Existing CCC and ongoing work in the region and need for further collaboration on CCC for specific products

  • Existing MRA, etc.

How to participate in the Asia-Pacific GPPEL network?

  • Join the Asia-Pacific GPPEL Forum on LinkedIn
  •  Keep abreast of Asia-Pacific GPP & EL news

  • Share your news with the network

  • Start discussions and exchange with peers

  • Share news, publications and local events with the network


Download full presentation here.

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Published on July 29, 2016
Event start date
08:00 am

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