What is the state of the art of circular public procurement?

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Within the CircularPP project, the state of the art of circular public procurement report was elaborated.  This study presents the current policies and practices related to circular public procurement (CPP) in the partnering countries of CircularPP. In addition, the main existing gaps and the lines of action that are to be set as a priority in the following years concerning Circular economy (CE), Circular Public Procurement (CPP) and Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) are identified. The report presents also an overview for the legal environment of Circular public procurement in Europe and in Russia.Read More

Circular PP pitches at Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference

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‘Let’s talk about achievements’ was the heading of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference 2019, which brought together more than 300 participants from 13 countries over two-days (9-10 April) in Lübeck, Germany.

The goal of the conference was to share and learn from the achievements of projects co-funded by the 300 million euros invested by Intereg Baltic Sea Region with the aim of making the region more innovative, more accessible, and more sustainable.Read More

The circular purchasing course in The Hague

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More and more organizations want to get started with circular procurement. Are you involved in circular purchasing, for example as a buyer, project manager or sustainability consultant, and do you want to know how you can start with that? On 21 May 2019, PIANOo and Rijkswaterstaat are organizing a circular purchasing course in The Hague. Here you will find tools to get started yourself (link).Read More

No climate solution without circular economy

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Based on presentation written by Joan Prummel

The latest “Global Resource Outlook 2019. Natural resources for the future we want” (2019) presents some facts related with circular economy.

  • 50% of total emissions is related to material use: mining, transport, production of goods and waste disposal (see: Chart 1);
  • 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress are caused by resource extraction and processing;
  • From 2000 to 2015, the climate change and health impacts from extraction and production of metals doubled.

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World Resource Forum Antwerp

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At which took place from 24-27 February in Antwerp (Belgium) Joan Prummel and Emile Bruls from Rijkswaterstaat did a workshop on circular public procurement and green deals, together with Veerle Labeeuw from the Flemish waste agency OVAM. The workshop provided basic information on how to make procurement circular, how green deals can help and what strategies can be followed. On the event about 30 people participated. Contacts were laid with several participants which can be useful for the CPP project and establish links between the project and other European projects in which public procurement plays a role.

More information: https://www.wrf-antwerp2019.be/30-circular-procurement-and-green-deals-next-challenges

Is Circular Procurement the New Sustainable?

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Written by Ashleigh McLennan – Sustainable Procurement and Economy Officer from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
This text was originally published on Green Growth Knowledge Platform.

Over thirty years ago, the World Commission on Environment and Development – more commonly known as the Brundtland Commission –  declared that “the time has come to break out of past patterns”, kick-starting three decades worth of sustainable development programmes.

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