ELI Environmental Law SIG Held a Third Seminar in its 2022 Seminar Series


On 28 April 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG held a third online seminar entitled ‘Promoting Sustainable Development and the Green Transition Through Public Procurement: Portuguese Solutions Regarding Waste Management and Climate Protection.’

The webinar was opened by Alberto De Franceschi (Professor, University of Ferrara; Co-Chair of the SIG). This was followed by a presentation from Raquel Carvalho (Professor, Católica University) on the importance of green public procurement as a tool to fight climate change and move towards a carbon-neutral economy. After a general introduction to the topic, the presentation focused on recent legal developments in Portugal, namely recent revisions of the Public Procurement Code (2017 and 2021), the enforcement of the general Waste Management Regime (2020), the Climate Law (2021) and the draft Law on Circular and Green Public Procurement (GPP; 2022), still under discussion in the Portuguese Parliament. The presentation is available here.

The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session.

The video recording of the webinar is available below.