Transforming tourism through sustainable procurement

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This publication aims to introduce the strategic role that sustainable procurement can play to transform tourism by scaling up the market of sustainable products and services in the sector, enabling the reduction of GHG emissions and the shift towards a more resilient, resource efficient development. The document intends to inform dialogues on how best to incorporate circularity and sustainability in procurement practices of tourism businesses and illustrate to which extend tourism professionals have already successfully done so. It is addressed to corporate buyers and business leaders in the tourism sector as well as policy makers. It has been developed as part of the United Nations Environment Programme work on sustainable consumption and production in the tourism value chain.
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Factsheets on sustainable public procurement in...

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The “Factsheets on Sustainable Public Procurement in national governments” is a supplement to the 2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement. It features 40 country factsheets that illustrate the current state of sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies, activities, programmes, and monitoring and evaluation systems in national governments around the world. The main research aim of the 2017 Global Review is to explore the progress made in terms of SPP in the past three years at a global scale, highlighting regional trends. This supplement completes this research effort by providing detailed information on the state of SPP in each of the countries that participated in the survey.
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Monitoring the Shift to Sustainable Consumption and...

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This report constitutes an initial proposal to support the monitoring of SCP-related targets of the SDGs, using the SEEA framework. The report also proposes the development of a strategy for capacity building in the context of responding to the need for harmonized and quality assured indicators.
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Sustainble Consumption and Production Indicators for...

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The present discussion paper highlights a number of potential indicators for a sub-‐set of the SCP‐related targets in the proposed SDGs. The purpose is to contribute to the development of an integrated, science­‐based set of indicators to monitor progress towards SCP patterns which supports the achievement of the SDGs.
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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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Webinar presentation on ''Human Rights and Sustainable...

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The webinar on “Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement: Emerging good practices and lessons learned” was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Cities and Lifestyles Unit, this webinar is co-organized with ICLEI and the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights, in the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. The objective of the webinar was to highlight human rights as material risks affecting public supply chains for goods such as electronics, apparel, food, and services such as healthcare and security and identify emerging good practices and lessons learned from recent practitioner experiences of integrating human rights safeguards.
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NEWS FROM THE SPPEL PROJECT

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Welcome to the first edition of the Sustainable Public Procurement and Ecolabelling project newsletter!The SPPEL newsletter will keep you updated, on a bi-annual basis, with the progress and development of the UNEP SPPEL project which aims at accelerating the shift to SPP and the spread of eco-labelling. This issue will present the SPPEL project, and progress made at both national (p.3-4) and regional (p.6-8) levels. You will also find an interview of Arab Hoballah, Chief of the Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch, on the importance of sustainable public procurement in developing sustainable economies (p.5). Last but not least, you will also be able to discover more about the communication strategies used in the project (p.9) and get connected to all SPP & EL-related news around the world (p.10). Enjoy your reading!
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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.

FIFTH NEWSLETTER OF THE 10YFP SPP PROGRAMME

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The fifth newsletter of the 10YFP SPP programme is now available! The newsletter serves as a key communication tool to keep you up-to-date on the programme's progress towards its two major goals of building the case for SPP and supporting SPP implementation on the ground.
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the ABC for Sustainable Cities

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Global events such as Rio+20, the Summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the COP 21, and the Habitat III conference show how the international community increasingly recognizes that many solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges facing our planet can be found in cities. In the context of a proliferation of initiatives and projects, the ABC for Sustainable Cities aims to contribute to the international debate and action by clarifying key terms and concepts and providing policy makers with a key tool to understand a complex reality.
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WEBINAR PRESENTATION ON SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT...

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) hosted a webinar on the "Sustainable Public Procurement and the Circular Economy". The webinar took place on 3 February and was co-organized with GPP2020, SPP Regions and REBUS, in the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.
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Monitoring Sustainable Public Procurement...

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Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) is increasingly used by procuring entities to advance sustainable development. However, few public organizations have yet developed and implemented effective monitoring systems to measure their SPP activities (and the proportion of their procurement that can be considered sustainable or green). In addition, information about these monitoring systems is often scattered or not available externally. This report contributes to closing the gaps that exist in the field by presenting a number of outputs produced by the 10YFP Programme on SPP. These outputs include recommendations for enabling frameworks and efficient SPP monitoring systems at the organization level; recommendations for an international framework to report on SPP progress; and case studies presenting in detail how governments at different levels – and in different parts of the world – monitor their SPP programmes.
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