Catherine WellerCatherine Weller

Catherine is a solicitor in the climate and forest programme, focusing on sustainable public procurement. Away from ClientEarth, she plays korfball and enjoys all that London has to offer.

The UK’s 25-year plan for nature – all eyes on wildlife

As the UK government builds its 25-year plan for nature, we should seize opportunities to make sure it protects our environment and the ecosystems in it.

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The UK’s 25-year plan for nature – all eyes on wildlife

As the UK government builds its 25-year plan for nature, we should seize opportunities to make sure it protects our environment and the ecosystems in it.

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Help us protect European wildlife

Are you someone who works with or is passionate about wildlife? We want to hear from you.

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Help us protect European wildlife

Are you someone who works with or is passionate about wildlife? We want to hear from you.

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What do new public procurement rules mean for sustainable timber?

New EU rules on government buying were published this week – and they could make timber more sustainable around the world

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What do new public procurement rules mean for sustainable timber?

New EU rules on government buying were published this week – and they could make timber more sustainable around the world

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Deforestation driven by demand – what can we do?

Tackling the demand for timber and other commodities which drives deforestation is a key tool in the fight against forest destruction and degradation.

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Deforestation driven by demand – what can we do?

Tackling the demand for timber and other commodities which drives deforestation is a key tool in the fight against forest destruction and degradation.

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Sustainability labels – a helpful “short cut” in procurement and life?

How can I tell if it’s really more sustainable? Are sustainability labels a helpful shortcut?

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Sustainability labels – a helpful “short cut” in procurement and life?

How can I tell if it’s really more sustainable? Are sustainability labels a helpful shortcut?

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Footprinting studies show the EU is (over)filling its boots

Studies of the EU’s consumption footprint show we’re getting too big for our boots.

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Footprinting studies show the EU is (over)filling its boots

Studies of the EU’s consumption footprint show we’re getting too big for our boots.

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How to value sustainable production choices in public procurement

Does it matter whether tax-payers’ money is spent on a nurse’s uniform stitched by a child or one stitched by an adult? Would you prefer your money spent on a table made out of wood from a sustainably managed forest, rather than one sourced

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How to value sustainable production choices in public procurement

Does it matter whether tax-payers’ money is spent on a nurse’s uniform stitched by a child or one stitched by an adult? Would you prefer your money spent on a table made out of wood from a sustainably managed forest, rather than one sourced

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Court of Justice gives thumbs up to social aspects in sustainable public procurement

On Thursday 10 May 2012 the Court of Justice decided that EU rules permit public bodies to evaluate tenders for public contracts using criteria ‘based on considerations of a social nature’.

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Court of Justice gives thumbs up to social aspects in sustainable public procurement

On Thursday 10 May 2012 the Court of Justice decided that EU rules permit public bodies to evaluate tenders for public contracts using criteria ‘based on considerations of a social nature’.

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What are the barriers to sustainable public procurement? We explain to the European Parliament

The European Commission has stated that the revision of the Public Procurement Directive aims to clarify how the purchasing power of Europe’s public bodies can contribute to sustainable development and environmental protection.

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What are the barriers to sustainable public procurement? We explain to the European Parliament

The European Commission has stated that the revision of the Public Procurement Directive aims to clarify how the purchasing power of Europe’s public bodies can contribute to sustainable development and environmental protection.

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