Date : 7th February 2014
Venue : Royton Hall, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Organisers :
  • Hokkaido Green Purchasing Network (Hokkaido GPN)
  • Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
  • International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN)
  • Sapporo MICE Promotion Committee (Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation)
  • Japan Association of Travel Agents Hokkaido Chapter
  • Sapporo Hotel Council
  • Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Sapporo Convention Network
  • Sapporo Convention Center
Sponsor : City of Sapporo
Fri 7th Feb, IGPN Sapporo Forum
09:00 – 09:15

Opening :

  • Hideki Nakahara (Professor, Tokyo City University / Chair, IGPN)
09:15 – 10:15

Keynote presentation :
International projects to promote GPP/SPP in Asia-Pacific

  • Stefanos Fotiou (Senior Regional Coordinator on “Resource Efficiency” for the Asia and the Pacific Region, United Nations Environment Programme)
10:15 - 10:25


10:25 – 11:35

Presentations :
Current GPP/SPP state of play and impact of international projects in Asia-Pacific

  • Zhang Xiaodan
    (Deputy Director General, China Environmental United Certification Center / Deputy Secretary General, China GPN / Board Director, Global Ecolabelling Network)
  • Stanley Sungwoo Seok
    (Director, Sustainability Strategy Division, Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute)
  • Masahiko Hirao
    (Professor, University of Tokyo / Chair, GPN Japan)
  • Augustine Koh
    (Head of Centre, Indo-China Intersection Development Institute / Secretary General, GPN Malaysia)
  • June Alvarez
    (President and Executive Director, The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc / Secretary General, Green Purchasing Alliance Movement / Board Member, National Ecolabelling Programme - Green Choice Philippines)
  • Prasad Modak
    (Executive President, Environmental Management Centre LLP / Chairperson, Green Purchasing Network India)
  • Sirithan Pirojbor-Boon
    (Advisor, Thailand Environment Institute)


Sustainable public procurement in the context of scp
by Stefanos Fotiou

Green public procurement in China
by Zhang Xiaodan

Green purchasing policy & international cooperation in Korea
by Stanley Sungwoo Seok

GPP status in Japan and possible contributions to international projects
by Masahiko Hirao

Overview of Green Purchasing in Malaysia
by Augustine Koh

Status of GPP implementation in the Philippines
by June Alvarez

Current GPP/SPP state of play and impact of international projects in India
Prasad Modak

Green procurement in Thailand
Sirithan Pirojbor-Boon


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