Category Archives: Green and sustainable procurement

Earth Day, April 22, 2014

The first Earth Day was launched April 22, 1970, before sustainability became really fashionable. The Earth Day this year celebrated two days ago concentrated on Green Cities. On this 44th birthday John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz posted a blog about what the Earth Day should focus on in the future. My good friend John Elkington…
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The UNEP 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme has been launched

The UNEP 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme was launched at a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York on April 1, 2014. The 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), adopted by world leaders at the Rio+20 Conference, is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation for and accelerate…
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GIGA – a Chinese database for green building products

GIGA was created by an internationally recognized team of architects in Shanghai, China, leaded by Canadian born Raefer Wallis: AOO was struggling to build green in China, and GIGA helped to make green building easy by simplifying how designers find, select and manage materials. Following their successful completion of Asia's first carbon neutral hotel in Shanghai, GIGA was…
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New report on sustainable public procurement

Green and sustainable procurement is of increasing importance on the road to more sustainable societies. United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has recently published an important report with a Global review on sustainable public procurement. Green and sustainable procurement is also important for private, national and international companies. My friend Sanjay Kumar from Northern Railways in India is…
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