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Webinar: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Green Public Procurement



Katarzyna Kuźma
Dr Wojciech Hartung


Infrastructure and Energy


Public procurement
Competition law in public procurement

Join a free webinar with European and U.S. experts to discuss international developments in “green procurement” on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 — 9 am ET/15:00 CET.

Global challenges related to the climate changes as described in the Paris Agreement influence various aspects of public policies across the world. This leads us to observe in the U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’ s New Green Deal and in Europe, where for example the New Industrial Strategy for Europe calls for the support and implementation of the green aspects in public procurement. Also, the New European Green Deal and the Just Transition Fund should have a significant impact on the public procurement market and regulations.

Although Green Public Procurement (GPP) is still a non-mandatory legal instrument, the European Commission has opted for this solution as an effective measure in the EU's efforts to become a more resource-efficient economy. GPP can help stimulate a critical mass of demand for more sustainable goods and services which otherwise would be difficult to get onto the market. The new European initiatives are important not only for European public authorities and contractors but also for U.S. enterprises interested in Transatlantic cooperation.

The Institute of Law at the University of Silesia, Association ''Pro Silesia’’ with the support of the George Washington University’s Government Procurement Program invites you for a 90-minute, free webinar concerning current challenges and opportunities for green public policies and their influence on public procurement markets in the USA and the European Union, with discussions with leading specialists from both sides of the Atlantic.

During the webinar, Katarzyna Kuźma, Partner in DZP’s Infrastructure & Energy Practice, will give a lecture entitled “The support of the green effects in the new Polish Public Procurement Act”, and dr Wojciech Hartung, Counsel in  DZP’s Infrastructure & Energy Practice will give a lecture entitled: “European Green Deal and Just Transition Fund reflections on the European Public Procurement legal regime”.

Registration at: GPP Webinar Registration

Agenda and Speakers:

  • Prof. Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Parliament in the years 2009–2012, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland in the years 1997–2001: New Green Deal and Just Transition Fund
  • Prof. Alexandra Harrington, University of Albany School of Law, Assistant Director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (USA), Adv. Magdalena Stryja, University of Silesia in Katowice, Just Transition Research Group (Poland): Intersections between Global Governance Regimes and Climate Change Law
  • Prof. Christopher Yukins, George Washington University, Washington D.C. (USA): The U.S. experiences with the support of environmental aspects in government contracting
  • Dr Wojciech Hartung, DZP, Public Procurement Law Association (Poland): European Green Deal and Just Transition Fund reflections on the European Public Procurement legal regime
  • Katarzyna Kuźma, DZP, Public Procurement Law Association (Poland): The support of the green effects in the new Polish Public Procurement Act
  • Question and Answer Session Moderator: Prof. Michał Kania, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)

For more information, please visit: https://en.5pcommonplace.com/index

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