From July 24-26, 2023, Italy will host in Rome “Food System Summit +2”, the second United Nations summit on sustainable food systems. Heads of state and government from the 193 U.N. member countries are expected to attend the summit, held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). There are two projects in which Fondazione Ecosistemi is engaged with concrete actions to transform food systems.
The 17th edition of the Forum Compraverde Buygreen, promoted by Fondazione Ecosistemi, presented the Compraverde Buygreen Award: the only award in Italy dedicated to the best Italian GPP experiences. This year’s edition saw the best experiences awarded in the sections: Culture in Green, GPP Policy, Green Canteen, Social Procurement, Vendor Rating and Sustainable Procurement.
Forum Compraverde Buygreen, the main event in Italy and Europe for public and private Green Procurement policies, projects, goods and services, promoted by Fondazione Ecosistemi started today. The Forum focuses on the fundamental role of GPP in policies for decarbonisation, the circular economy and the protection of biodiversity.
According to a recent poll, 93% of Europeans agree that the food offered in public spaces, like schools and hospitals, should be guaranteed to be healthy. In a Europe where 1 in 3 school-aged children is obese or overweight and 24.4% of children are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, ensuring healthy and sustainable food in public canteens is an essential investment of public money.
Forum Compraverde 2023: the highlights of the Green Procurement General Assembly coming up on 17 and 18 May
It will be may for the first time, on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18, to host the 2023 edition of the Forum Compraverde Buygreen, the Green Procurement General Assembly, organised by Fondazione Ecosistemi at WeGil in Rome. “Change the purchases not the climate” is the urgent invitation that Forum’s promoters are addressing to the main actors involved in the purchasing of goods and services.
The annual Forum Compraverde Buygreen from 2023 will be held in May. This new timing is intended to further strengthen the forum’s usability and contribution to green procurement and, more generally, to the country’s ecological transition.