Sustainable Public Procurement in the Sao Paulo State...

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A growing number of developing and emerging countries are designing and implementing SPP programs, often in partnership with international development organizations and research institutes. As part of its research on SPP, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) turned with interest to the experience of the Government of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil (the State Government). The State Government has made significant strides in integrating sustainability into its public procurement processes, and, as such, serves as an important role model on how to use procurement to promote sustainable development. The present case study documents in detail the initiation and expansion of the Sao Paulo SPP program; explains how its promoters overcame legal, institutional, administrative, market and mindset hurdles at each stage; and assesses the legal, administrative and procedural improvements needed to expand the program further. This in-depth account of the Sao Paulo State experience can prove particularly useful to developing countries and subnational governments implementing or planning to implement SPP policies. This paper reviews the lessons learned, identifying both challenges and opportunities to improve the SPP Programme internally and to make its successes a model exportable to other Brazilian states and to other developing countries.
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Policy Handbook for Sustainable Consumption and...

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The Policy Handbook for Sustainable Consumption and Production of Korea is comprised of two sections. The first section is Policy Handbook, which is divided into three parts, namely Consumer Information; Sustainable Consumption and Lifestyle; and Sustainable Business. Each part contains various policy instruments with detailed and practical guide elaborating basic concept, policy goals, legal basis, major milestones, working mechanism, implementing procedure, strength, challenges, major outcomes and future plans for improvement of the policy. At the end of each policy section, information documents and online website are listed for further reference for readers. Part 1 incorporates Korea Eco-labeling, Carbon Footprint Labeling, Green Building Certification, and Green Store Certification, which aim to provide information on environmental performances and/or eco-friendliness of products, building and retail store so that consumers can make an informed decision. Part 2 encompasses policy instruments and activities, including Green Public Procurement, Green Credit Card, and ECO-EXPO KOREA, designed to stimulate and incentivize sustainable consumption and lifestyle. Part 3 includes policy instruments and incentives such as Eco-Business Award, GREEN-UP, and Eco-Design Program that promote sustainable business practices. The second section, included in the extended version of the Policy Handbook, provides laws, regulations, and guidelines that underpin the respective policies described in the Policy Handbook as follows: Sustainable Consumption and Production in General Act and Enforcement Decree on Promotion of Purchase of Green Products Korea Eco-labeling Operational Rule of the Korea Eco-labeling Carbon Footprint Labeling Guideline for Carbon Footprint of Products; Regulation on the Operational Procedure of Carbon Footprint Labeling Green Building Certification Act on Support for the Establishment of Green Buildings; Regulation on Green Building Certification Green Credit Card Guideline for the Operation of the Green Credit Card System Green Store Certification Regulation on Operational Process for Green Store Certification
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Sustainable Consumption and Production Policies and...

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By taking stock of moves in favour of sustainable production and consumption in six countries in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, this publication can provide a platform for the exchange of best practices for the whole region. The report is also available in Russian.
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Measuring the link between public procurment and...

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This paper presents the findings of a recent OECD project on the measurement of the link between public procurement and innovation. Taking the OECD science and technology measurement frameworks as the starting point, the reports highlights what concepts, definitions and measurement approaches can be used to produce policy-relevant indicators on the use of innovation procurement and carry out empirical analyses on the impact of public procurement on R&D, innovation and broader economic outcomes.
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Webinar on How to successfully implement a sustainable...

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In the past 10 years, sustainable procurement programmes and networks have flourished across the globe as they respond to a growing need of sustainability and procurement professionals, especially in public organisations: what are the great ideas out there? What are others doing? What do best practices look like? And, most of all, how can we work together and collaborate to achieve our sustainable procurement objectives? Sustainable Choice commissioned Planet Procurement to benchmark 6 successful sustainable procurement programmes in order to identify best practices and lessons learned: 1. Sustainable choice – Local Government NSW; 2. 3AR - Association Aquitaine des Achats Publics Responsables, based in France; 3. SPLC - Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, based in the United States; 4. Procura + Network, a European initiative; 5. RGO - Réseau Grand Ouest Commande Publique et Développement Durable, based in France; 6. APE - Acquisti Pubblici Ecologici, based in the North of Italy. The objectives of the webinar were to: 1. Share lessons learned of the 6 programmes that were part of the benchmarking study; 2. Build knowledge around successful sustainable procurement programmes; 3. Create connections between sustainable procurement programme managers.
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Energy Efficiency and the 10YFP. Background Paper for...

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Energy Efficiency (EE) is an important for mitigating climate change, but also for deriving economic benefits and competitive advantage. According to the IEA, EE alone could contribute 49% of the GHG reduction required for adhering to the 2°C limit. Considering these benefits, integrating EE offers many opportunities to the 6 10YFP programmes. This background paper is intended to provide an overview of how EE can be positioned in in each of them.
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SPP Experience in Europe (Asia-Pacific GPPEL Training...

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This presentation authored by Ms.Aure Adell features the experience of Sustainable Public Procurement experience in Europe. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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ISO 20400: Sustainable Procurement (Asia-Pacific GPPEL...

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This presentation authored by Mr.Josh Jacobs(EL) features the new ISO 20400 standard on sustainable procurement. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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Introduction to EPEAT (Asia-Pacific GPPEL Training...

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This presentation authored by Mr.Jonathan Rifkin and Ms.Melanie Bower (GEC) features the EPEAT rating system. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project. The presentation can be viewed as a video on the SCP Clearinghouse Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izVK6yp7JY
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Presentation of the "Sustainable United Nations"...

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This presentation authored by Mr.Farid Yaker (UN Environment) features the "Sustainable United Nations" initiative and of the 10YFP SPP and Consumer Information programme. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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Sustainable Public Procurement in the Canadian...

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This presentation authored by Mr.Tim Reeve (Reeve consulting) features the trends and best practices for Sustainable Public Procurement in the Canadian Context. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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Sustainable Public Procurement in the United States...

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This presentation authored by Mr.Tim Reeve (Reeve consulting) features the Sustainable Public Procurement in the United States. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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EU GPP Policy and Ecolabel (Asia-Pacific GPPEL Training...

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This presentation authored by Mr. Robert Kaukewitsch and Mr.Jiannis Kougoulis (EU) features the EU GPP Policy and Ecolabel. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project. The presentation can be viewed as a video on the SCP Clearinghouse Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49N810V-aLA&feature=youtu.be
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Presentation of the SPP and Eco-labelling experience in...

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This presentation authored by Ms. Danielle Mulder (Action Sustainability) features the SPP and Eco-labelling experience in Australia. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2016 in Beijing, China, co-organized by UN Environment and China Environmental United Certification Center(MEP CEC), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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Promoting the Participation of SMEs in Green Public...

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"This report presents valuable case studies and best practices on how to actively promote the participation of SMEs in Green Public Procurement. It was produced in the framework of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement programme working group 3C, lead by Ms. Sylvia Aguilar, CEGESTI, whose main objectives were to identify the barriers that SMEs face in public procurement, and to collect case studies of programmes actively promoting the participation of SMEs in Green Public Procurement."
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