The Green Governance Conference is a prominent event in the calendar of the City of Tallinn, the European Green Capital 2023. The central theme of this year’s conference is green public procurement, a critical instrument for fostering sustainable consumption and production.
A central theme will be Green Public Procurement (GPP) as an excellent instrument to implement Green Governance and, additionally, to foster sustainable consumption and production.
Local governments do have a great potential to achieve a large part of sustainability goals through their procurement processes – if they make them not only climate-neutral, but also circular and tox-free. Furthermore, the conference will create an opportunity for networking among Green Cities.
We warmly invite cities from the Baltic Sea Region and beyond to share their experiences and learn from each other. Our conference is a unique platform for discussing the challenges and solutions for transitioning to green governance.
9:00 Opening of the event by Mayor of Tallinn, Mihhail Kõlvart (TBC) and keynote speakers.
Stockholm and Västerås (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia), Riga and Smiltene (Latvia), Hamburg (Germany), Gentofte (Denmark)
Panel discussion among the speakers:
How can GPP become a routine, not only a best practice example – how to make it a new norm?
13:00–13:15 Launch of the NonHazCity Award for tox-free, circular and climate-neutral buildings and building processes at municipalities.
Mihhail Kõlvart, Mayor of Tallinn (TBC) and Alexandra Wandel, Chair of World Future Council
14:30–17:30 The NonHazCity & ChemClimCircle projects‘ public seminar on specific aspects of Green Public Procurement (GPP)
In parallel: Sharing BaltiPlast project experience on the NEXPO stage (TBC)