Ireland failing to act on illegal logging

The Irish Presidency of the EU has ended but its record on illegal logging leaves much to be desired.

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Ireland failing to act on illegal logging

The Irish Presidency of the EU has ended but its record on illegal logging leaves much to be desired.

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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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Economic recession, declining resources – time for a rethink?

I sometimes feel that the issue of the environment is discussed from the wrong angle.

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Economic recession, declining resources – time for a rethink?

I sometimes feel that the issue of the environment is discussed from the wrong angle.

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Significant steps taken on the road to the EU Timber Regulation

With less than 8 months until the EU Timber Regulation coming into full effect (on 3 March 2012), a key implementation milestone has been achieved.

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Significant steps taken on the road to the EU Timber Regulation

With less than 8 months until the EU Timber Regulation coming into full effect (on 3 March 2012), a key implementation milestone has been achieved.

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How legal is your timber?

How does one assess whether timber has been harvested illegally?

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How legal is your timber?

How does one assess whether timber has been harvested illegally?

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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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