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The SCP E-Library gathers SCP or SCP-relevant publications, technical reports, articles, but also toolkits, manuals, guidelines, and other key documents or information sources (e.g. newsletters, databases) produced by reference authors or organizations with a cross-cutting or thematic perspective.

SWOT...

SWOT Analysis report of Vietnam's Green Label Programme

Year of publication: 2016 - Available in English
Nguyen Trinh Huong - Government - Publications, technical reports, articles
SPP and Ecolabelling
Asia / Pacific - Viet Nam
The SWOT analysis of the ecolabelling scheme of Vietnam was produced by the Vietnam Green Label Office, as part of the European Union-funded project “Stimulating the demand and supply of sustainable products through sustainable public procurement and ecolabelling” (SPPEL), implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme. The purpose of the SPPEL project is to provide 13 countries with capacity building and advisory services on the development and implementation of SPP policies. In countries with national ecolabelling scheme in place, including Vietnam, the project focuses on the implementation of SPP combined with a proactive use of ecolabels.

The main objectives of the SWOT analysis was to:
- re-evaluate the existing Vietnam ecolabelling program - the Vietnam Green Label - to understand current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats based on the last 5 years of implementation;
- study ecolabelling programs of other Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) members, with a view identify lessons learnt and best practices, and to propose an action plan to improve the national ecolabelling program in the future;
- contribute to the integration of the Vietnam Green Label into Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) in Vietnam;
Buying...

Buying green! A handbook on Green Public Procurement

Year of publication: 2016 - Available in English
EU - Government - Publications, technical reports, articles
Sustainable public procurement
Europe -
A handbook on Green Public Procurement, 3rd edition
Sustainable...

Sustainable public procurement – from rhetoric to practice

Year of publication: 2016 - Available in English
Sweden - Government - Publications, technical reports, articles
Sustainable public procurement
All, Africa, Asia / Pacific, Europe, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, West Asia -
A new report from Sweden, Sustainable public procurement – from rhetoric to practice, takes a closer look at sustainable purchasing in the public sector and examines some common myths associated with including sustainability factors in the process. Deficiencies are identified in current legislation aimed at encouraging greater focus on sustainability factors in purchasing contracts. The study concludes that there is a need for tighter legislation, but also for buyers to take a greater responsibility at the grass roots level, by making more use of tools, such as third party certifications, available to them today.
Follow-up -...

Follow-up - a prerequisite for sustainable procurement

Year of publication: 2016 - Available in English
SKL Kommentus - Government - Publications, technical reports, articles
Sustainable public procurement
Europe - Sweden
SKL Kommentus (Sweden) sustainable procurement programme declaration
FIFTH...

FIFTH NEWSLETTER OF THE 10YFP SPP PROGRAMME

Year of publication: 2016 - Available in English
UNEP/KEITI/ICLEI - Partnership / Network / Consortium - Publications, technical reports, articles
SPP and Ecolabelling, Sustainable public procurement
All, Africa, Asia / Pacific, Europe, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, West Asia -
The fifth newsletter of the 10YFP SPP programme is now available!

The newsletter serves as a key communication tool to keep you up-to-date on the programme's progress towards its two major goals of building the case for SPP and supporting SPP implementation on the ground.