Green procurement webinar

ILGiSN, with the support of KRINPO, organized and conducted the Green Procurement webinar, which was dedicated to the current aspects of introducing goods and services to which environmental requirements are imposed.
The webinar, which was attended by over 40 Russian and foreign specialists working in the field of construction, housing and communal services, municipal management, forestry, as well as university students studying these issues, was conducted by the partners of the KO-1089 project “Green Construction in the Arctic” (Green Arctic Building – GraB) , which is being implemented within the framework of the Kolarctic Cross- Border Cooperation Program.

As part of the webinar program , Mr. Matti Kuittinen , Chief Specialist of the Ministry of Environment of Finland, made a presentation on low-carbon solutions for the construction of buildings and structures in the Arctic zone. Mr Pekka Vuorinen, Director of Environment and Energy at the Confederation of Finnish Construction Companies, shared with the audience his insights on how introducing standardization principles in procurement can help reduce negative environmental impact. Prof. Kari Tunshelle(Kari Thunshelle), Senior Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Sustainable Development in Norway, spoke about sustainable solutions and environmental materials for deep renovation of residential buildings and structures in Norway. Elena Shadrina , Deputy Director of the Russian Federation, shared the Russian practice and prospects for the development of green public procurement in the Russian Federation . Director of the Perm branch of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Summing up the results of the webinar, the participants came to the conclusion that by introducing environmental requirements for procurement, the state can become a powerful driver of sustainable production and consumption, in which the growth of well-being is possible without harm to society and the environment.

The organizers of the webinar express their gratitude to all speakers for the messages provided, to the participants for interesting questions. Special thanks to Antti Niemi (University Of Oulu, Finland) for hosting the webinar, Bern Soransen (Bjørn Reidar Sørensen, UiT, Norway) for the welcoming words, Denis Pyzhikov (PetrSU) for the organizational process of preparing and conducting the webinar and translator Nadezhda Shablikova for language support.

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