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Project results available on Promoting Sustainable Timber in Italy

The project ‘Promoting Best Practice Internationally on Sustainable Timber Procurement Policies’ was recently completed. The six-month project aimed to increase the awareness and promote the establishment of responsible procurement practices for timber and wood-based products by government bodies in Italy. Concretely, the project involved:  analyzing current sustainable purchasing practices, collecting good practices to transfer and promote experiences, and raise awareness of the issues through a one-day seminar that was held in January in Padova (Italy). The seminar showed that a number of local governments in Italy are committed to changing their purchasing practices towards sustainable timber and wood-based products.  In terms of practical guidance available to assist purchasers in their sustainable procurement actions, there is a manual and web portal, currently only available in Italian.  For further information on these Italian materials, please visit www.greenpeace.it/progettoforeste/manuale-appalti.pdf and www.proforest.net/cpet. For more detailed information on the results of the survey, good practice cases and further recommendations, please download the project report from www.iclei-europe.org?timber.  Alternatively, please contact Ms Amalia Ochoa, at amalia.ochoa@iclei-europe.org.