Leveraging institutional food procurement for linking...

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Institutional food procurement programmes (IFPPs) refer to initiatives that are designed to link institutional demand for food to broader development objectives. In developing countries, IFPPs are increasingly viewed as approaches that facilitate the transformation of local food systems. This publication shares lessons from the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), as well as Brazil’s National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) and the public

Case Study 8: The Story of Roubaix

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Lacking the power to implement waste collection and management practices, Roubaix had to find new ways to transition to zero waste. The Town is addressing waste at source, by creating a vibrant constellation of actors committed to reducing their waste, including families, schools and businesses.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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This document contains all the presentations from the Working Group's in person meeting held on the 27th of June in Zurich, Switzerland.
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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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Working Group 4b was established as a space for knowledge sharing and interaction between public procurers on the one hand, and private standard or ecolabel organisations and users on the other hand. This document provides a summary of this year’s annual meeting. In addition to this summary, the full presentations from the annual meeting are available on the SCP Clearinghouse.
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SPP Market readiness analysis for selected categories...

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This document, produced under the EU-funded "Stimulating the demand and supply of sustainable products through Sustainable Public Procurement and Ecolabelling" project implemented by Vietnam Environment Administration with UN Environment assistance, presents an analysis of the Vietnamese market's readiness to provide sustainable alternatives for specific categories of products, i.e. office copy paper, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), LED lights, and laptops, and considers whether these can be the target of pilot sustainable tenders.
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Guide méthodologique:La mise en oeuvre des indicateurs...

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Le Guide méthodologique est une récente étude présentée en juin 2017 par l’ObsAR (L’Observatoire des Achats Responsables) dont l’objet était d’évaluer auprès des acheteurs publics et privés la pertinence et la pratique des 14 indicateurs définis par l’ObsAR en 2016. Basée sur des pratiques actuelles avérées, la liste des 14 indicateurs dessine une approche du reporting à la fois pragmatique et adaptée à tout type de périmètre Achats. L'ObsAR est une association qui a pour objectif d’échanger des bonnes pratiques concernant les Achats responsables.
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A Sampling of Successes in Green Public Procurement:...

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This is a compendium featuring six successful examples of green public procurement implementation in four different Asia-Pacific countries, namely Thailand, Japan, China and Korea. Each case study can be read independently and focuses on identifying the challenges faced in the implementation process, as well as the key factors that determined the success of the green procurement activities. The compendium was prepared by the Green Purchasing Network Malaysia in the framework of the Asia-Pacific GPPEL project (“Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and ecolabelling in the Asia Pacific region”) run by UN Environment and supported by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute. The case studies were written with the contribution of green public procurement practitioners from the four countries involved, with the goal of showcasing successful examples of green purchasing in the public sector and inspiring policy makers to improve their green procurement practices.
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