This webinar presents an introduction to Sustainable Procurement principles, based on the ‘Guidebook for Procuring Sustainable Buildings and Construction’ being produced jointly by 10YFP Sustainable Buildings and Construction and Sustainable Public Procurement programmes, specific application for local authorities, and a presentation of select case studies.
Funding from the Global Environment Facility supports this Level One webinar, presented by partner organizations of the SE4All Building Efficiency Accelerator: World Resources Institute, UNEP, and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
Tim Farrell, Senior Advisor, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2)
Debbie Weyl, Manager, Building Efficiency Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities (02:56)
Curt Garrigan, Cities and Buildings Programme Manager, UNEP (10:10)
Bruno Gardner, Managing Director, Low Carbon Workplace (20:03)
Pekka Huovila, Coordinator of the global 10YFP Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (37:16)
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (54:06)
The International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights, a project of organizations including ICAR, DIHR, and the Harrison Institute at Georgetown University, is pleased to announce the publication of its first report, entitled “Public Procurement and Human Rights: A Survey of Twenty Jurisdictions.”This report provides an introduction to public procurement law and policy frameworks, and discusses the interface between public procurement and human rights in practice. It documents existing approaches, and gaps, in incorporating human rights considerations into public procurement across twenty jurisdictions. Information that can be found in the report includes:
- An introduction to the main legal regimes applicable to public procurement;
- A description of how national and international human rights norms relate to public procurement;
- A mapping of current initiatives led by governments or other stakeholders whose goals intersect with or are otherwise relevant to the aim of integrating respect for human rights into public procurement; and
- A presentation of the results of a questionnaire-based survey on public procurement and human rights of twenty jurisdictions.
There report can be downloaded HERE