ROOM CHANGE AS OF 10 APRIL 2015:
Please note this session is taking place in Design Seminar 1, Design Lab.
Pressing issues that cities face today require public authorities to work with the market to develop sustainable and innovative solutions, rather than viewing the market as unchangeable. Public procurement is one such response. To help drive the transition to sustainable production and consumption, ICLEI and the City of Seoul are launching a network of high-achieving cities to globally promote and encourage sustainable procurement.
Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki, Finland; Member of the ICLEI Global Executive Committee
Arab Hoballah, Chief UNEP/DTIE Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch, UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme, Paris, France
Welcome by the Vice Mayor of Seoul
The importance of sustainable and innovation procurement
Facilitated discussions on how lead cities from different world regions have put procurement on the political agenda and are implementing it in practice