The congress is jointly organized and promoted by the following partners:

UNEP 10 YFP

The 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10YFP) is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in both developed and developing countries.

           

             

European Commission

The Directorate-General for Environment is the European Commission department responsible for EU policy on the environment. It aims to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations, proposing and implementing policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection and preserve the quality of life of EU citizens. It also makes sure that Member States apply EU environmental law correctly and represents the European Union in environmental matters at international meetings.


ICLEI

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading network of over 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises committed​ to building​ a sustainable future. ICLEI is leading the way in sustainable development with worldwide presence, which connects leaders in strategic alliances, which prepares cities for the future, whose voice is heard, and which is attractive to be a member of, work for and partner with. 


EU Life+ REBUS project

The REBus project is led by WRAP working with a range of partners from the UK and the Netherlands – Rijkswaterstaat, the Knowledge Transfer Network, The University of Northampton and the Aldersgate Group. 


This LIFE+ funded project will demonstrate how businesses and their supply chains can implement resource efficient business models and will focus in four key markets of electrical and electronic products, clothing, furniture and construction products, working with both large organisations and SMEs.  

 

 


SPP Regions

SPP Regions is promoting the creation and expansion of 7 European regional networks of municipalities working together on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI).

The regional networks are collaborating directly on tendering for eco-innovative solutions, whilst building capacities and transferring skills and knowledge through their SPP and PPI activities.

 

GPP2020 project


GPP 2020 aims to mainstream low-carbon procurement across Europe through the following activities:

  • Project partners will implement more than 100 low-carbon tenders to achieve a significant amount of CO₂ emission reductions immediately
  • Training and networking events - both for procurers and procurement training providers - on the implementation of energy-related GPP in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain
  • Enhancing permanent GPP support structures such as helpdesks in the same eight target countries: Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain

Through this, GPP 2020 will contribute to the EU’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent, increase the share of renewable energy by 20 percent and increase energy efficiency by 20 percent by 2020. 

 

 

 

 


The Green deal Circular Procurement in the Netherlands.

The Green Deal Circular Procurement is an initiative of  Kirkman Company, MVO Nederland, Nevi, PIANOo and Circle Economy. The goal is to encourage purchasing goods which are produced more circular. The Green Deal requires organizations to report actively on how they engage in more sustainable procurement and demonstrates serious ambitions to circularity.
Organizations that commit to the Green Deal Circular Procurement endorse the following agreements:

  • In 2014, participating organization start at least two circular procurement projects;
  • Promotes knowledge and experience via initiators of the Green Deal, in order to promote circular procurement
  • By 2016, integration of circular procurement is demonstrated (in procurement processes, policy and strategy)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Rijkswaterstaat, Ministery of Infrastructure and the Environment

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.

 

PIANOo

Our expertise is built up through a large network of around 3,500 public procurement professionals and contracting authorities. PIANOo brings experts in specific areas together, pools knowledge and experience and provides advice. It also fosters dialogue between government contracting authorities and private sector companies.

 

 

IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development's mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability through innovative research, communication and partnerships.

Established in 1990, IISD is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development.

 

ECAP

The European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) addresses the environmental challenges at every stage of the life cycle of the European clothing industry.
 
Actions in ECAP will:
-  Reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing in Europe.
-  Ensure that fewer low grade textiles go to incineration and landfill.
-  Prevent waste in the clothing supply chain.
-  Encourage innovation in resource-efficient design, recycling of textile fibres and service models to encourage business growth in the sector.
-  Influence consumers to buy smarter and use clothing for longer.