19 October 2017
Circular Procurement Congress
On 19 October 2017, the second international Congress on Circular Procurement, co-organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), the Estonian Presidency of the EU, Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability will take place in Tallinn, Estonia.
The objectives of this congress are to:
- deepen knowledge and encourage implementation of circular procurement showcase good practices, latest research and tools
- stimulate unexperienced organisations to start with circular procurement
- discuss the role of circular procurement for innovation and meeting other policy goals
- encourage networking on circular procurement.
The congress targets:
- Policy makers for national and local governments and public bodies
- Public procurers and budget holders
- Companies involved in circular procurement.
The event is directly preceded by the Conference on Innovation Procurement, co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission (EC) on 17 and 18 October 2017.
For more information and to register visit the event's webpage.
19 October 2017
Live broadcast: Key findings from the hazardous substance screening in the Baltic Sea region
This live broadcast of the INTERREG NonHazCity project’s press conference will present the “fresh” findings from the substance screening at pilot municipalities around the Baltic Sea.
The project contributes to evidence collection of substance occurrence in the municipal sewage system and urban areas. It will help to develop strategies to reduce emissions from small scale urban sources: by influencing public procurement of the municipalities itself, by working with SMEs to substitute the substances in their working processes and sites and by an info campaign to the inhabitants on where the substances occur in every day’s live and how they can be avoided.
To follow the broadcast you can visit the project's website.
8 November 2017
Global Organic Textile Standard Pre-Conference
New Delhi, India
The Global Organic Textile Standard Conference will take place in New Delhi, India the 8 November 2017. It will be held as a pre-conference to the 19th Organic World Congress (OWC) by IFOAM - Organics International and will address the topic of social compliances in textiles.
The one-day conference will bring together top business leaders, chief sustainability officers, social compliance experts and practitioners, standards-setters, regulators and policy-makers and other key stakeholders interested in the topic. It will see the participation of IFOAM, WRAP, SAI and other experts which will share the latest updated in social compliance. The conference will include sessions for participants new to the topic on how to develop efficient compliance management systems.
For more information about the conference and registration, please visit the conference website.