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IISD at Procura+

March 14, 2024 9:00 am - 6:00 pm GMT

(Open to public)

Public procurement can play a key role in strategic governance, ensuring service delivery that achieves value for money and generates benefits not only for organizations, but also for the environment, society and the economy. IISD's Procurement team will present key research on green public procurement at this year's conference in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the Market Lounge on 14 March.

Tracking progress: Trends and tools for GPP monitoring
As governments increasingly leverage their buying power to contribute to sustainability objectives, the importance of monitoring green public procurement (GPP) is gaining traction. The roundtable will delve into the latest trends and increasing demands surrounding GPP monitoring, highlighting the shift from tracking green processes to monitoring the tangible sustainability outcomes, such as reducing CO2 emissions. Worldwide, governments are grappling with the challenge of effectively monitoring GPP to measure their progress and build a compelling case for sustainable purchasing. This roundtable discussion, facilitated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) provides an opportunity for experts, practitioners, and policymakers to come together and explore innovative solutions.

About the conference

The Procura+ conference (formerly EcoProcura) has been running for 25 years and is a dynamic and unique meeting place to exchange and equip participants with the latest professional information, advice and networking opportunities wanting to implement high quality, cost effective, sustainable, circular and innovation procurement practices.This year the Conference will take place in the Lisbon Congress Centre.

Conference details

Public Procurement
Focus area