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1 Training of SMEs operators Place, date Sustainable Timber Action in Europe Training for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Introduction and Module 1

2 Agenda 10.00: Welcome and introduction 10.20: Module 1 – Timber market and the public sector 10.40: Coffee break 11.00: Module 2 – CSR tools in the forestry sector 12.30: Lunch 13.30: Module 3 – Introduction to sustainable public procurement 14.30: Module 4 - Supplying sustainable timber 15.30: Coffee break 15.45: Module 4 – Supplying sustainable timber(continued)

3 Introductory round Name and professional position in the SMEs Which is your experience with GPP? Your expectations from the training? Remind! ask questions if something is not clear! Complete the evaluation form at the end! [interactive]

4 Background : The project is an initiative resulting from the collaboration between three main partners involved interested in sustainable and fair timber procurement: ICLEI - Local GOVERNMENTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY (EU) Fundación COPADE - Comercio Para el Desarrollo (SPA) FSC Italy and from the experience of two awareness raising campaigns promoted by: The STA-EU project

5 The main goal To raise awareness among EU public authorities on link between sustainable public procurement (SPP) and development problems of people living in and depending from forests. How? Promotion of Sustainable forest management and Fair Trade community certified forest products in public procurement policies and practices.

6 THE TEAM: 8 partners – 7 countries City of Rakvere (Estonia) Romanian Energy Agencies Federation (Romania) City of Miskolc (Hungary) Gruppo FSC-Italia City of Madrid Association of Local Authorities in Italy (ANCI) Fundación COPADE ICLEI – COORDINATOR (Germany & Belgium)

7 Maramures Forestry Directorate Alba County Forests Administration Protect the Future Association - Fair Trade NGO Maramures Mountain Nature Park - National forestry body IDEAS – Fair Trade Importer LEAF Department, University of Padua ASSOCIATE PARTNERS in EU:

8 ASSOCIATE PARTNERS at international level: Empresa Comunitaria FORESCOM COPADE Bolivia – NGO Cooperativa agroforestal COATLAHL FSC NI for RDC FSC NI for Cameroon

9 -Training on sustainable timber procurement and supply – for European public authorities and for SMEs -Developing guidance to help Small Medium Enterprises to supply sustainable timber products (practical guide on )www.sustainable-timber-action.org -Promoting best practices of ST procurement and Sustainable and Fair timber products - To engage at least 15 PAs in moving towards sustainable timber procurement Ways to engage!

10 Mod. 1 –Timber market and the public sector [interactive] The importance of the public sector in the timber sector Group exercise (10 mins) who already supplies products for the public sector directly or indirectly? Which products? What is the business share?

11 Why public authorities & forests products? Market opportunity: In the EU there are about PAs which purchase 19% of the timber and paper sold in Europe Drivers for good practices: PAs can give good example to the private sector and consumers [drivers] PAs can mobilize greater support for actions against forest related poverty and sustainable forest management (e.g. financing development cooperation projects in forestry sector: FSC, Carbon, Fair Trade).

12 The importance of the public sector in the timber sector In Denmark, the total market for wood, wood products, furniture and paper was estimated at USD 4.5 bill. In 2004 of which nine per cent is consumed by the public sector (FAO, 2006) In France, the public sector market for wood used in the construction could roughly be in the range of EUR 3-5 bill. Tropical timber used in many construction and civil works uses (CIRAD, 2004). In Belgium the market share of public procurement in forest based products is estimated at 18% (van Orshoven, pers. comm.). (FAO, 2006)

13 PP in your country? PA training and raising awareness Place, date Paper, packaging, billposting, advertising, XX% Building (offices, public buildings, houses, theaters, stadium, harbours, …) XX% Road constructions (traffic barriers, barriers against noises, …) XX% Furniture (offices, public rooms, schools, …) XX% Garden furniture (kindergarden, pic-nic areas, …) XX% Others? NWFPs in schoolscanteens menu ??% Possible to complete with national data

14 Tropical Timber consumption of EU countries Source: IDH % of all primary tropical timber in the world (excluding secondary processed timber) is imported by EU countries The average of government purchasing of tropical timber is in the range of 5-20% : France 25% Germany 5% Belgium 10% UK 15%. PP an tropical timber

15 From timber procurement to Sustainable (Green) Public Procurement of wood products... a quick view at EU level.

16 GPP for timber products in EU countries (1/3) GPP policies for wood products GPP criteria for some wood products Source: Oliver, 2009; Nielsen, 2011

17 GPP for timber products in EU countries (2/3) FRAGERBELDKUKNL Centreal/federal governments Compulsary Compulsary for paper and wood Compulsary Local Administration Guidance & promotion Guidance Guidance & promotion Procurement share Up to 25% Federal: 5%, > in the other Land Min 5-10 %15-25% (tropicale timber) Min 8%-15% N/A Source: FFI, 2009; Nielsen, 2011

18 GPP for timber products in EU countries (3/3) Source: FFI, 2009; Nielsen, 2011 FRAGERBELDKUKNL Requirements Legality with preference for sustainability Sustainability Legality with preference for sustainability Sustainabili ty or FLEGT licenses Sostenibilit. Do de Gov. Defines procurement criteria? NoN.A.YES

19 How provide Sustainable Public Procurement of wood products? Answer in module 2


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