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April 24, 2006

IGPN’s first anniversary on 25th April 2006

IGPN was set up a year ago, based on the Sendai declaration in October 2004 in Japan, to promote Green Purchasing around the world by coordinating those who take the initiative in implementing Green Purchasing toward sustainable consumption and production.

In its first year, it held international conferences and workshop in Thailand, India and China. This year its planned activities include greater cooperation with the newly-established China GPN, assistance to establish India GPN as well as holding more conferences, workshops and the 2nd International Green Purchasing Conference in Spain.

IGPN Chairman, Prof Ryoichi Yamamoto, has the 1st anniversary message for everyone.

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April 24, 2006

Japan’s GPN celebrates 10th anniversary

Japan’s Green Purchasing Network (GPN) held the 10th anniversary commemorative forum on 20 February 2006, attended by Ms Yuriko Koike, Minister of the Environment. See GPN website for more information.

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April 19, 2006

Latest list of largest green-power purchasers in US

The Green Power Partnership, a voluntary Partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and organizations that are interested in buying green power, has released the most recent lists of the largest purchases of green power. These lists are current as of March 20, 2006 and will be updated quarterly.

- List of Overall top 25 partners
www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/top25.htm

- List of Top 10 Retail partners
www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/top10retail.htm

- List of Top 10 College and University partners
www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/top10ed.htm

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April 11, 2006

International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN) Conference in China took place on 23-24 March 2006.

International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN) Conference took place at Overseas Student Pioneering Park, Suzhou Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China. The speakers were invited from China, Japan and Korea and over 100 participants attended the conference.

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April 5, 2006

The EKU Newsletter No. 7 is now available.

The Swedish instrument for ecologically sustainable procurement (the EKU-instrument) is to give the market an “easy to use” instrument for purchasing organisations, both public and private, who have an ambition to make environmental considerations when purchasing. The objective with the further development of the instrument is to help purchasers to identify “green” products without having negative effects on other important aspects of the purchase.

The latest issue of the EKU newsletter is now available. For further information on the instrument and the previous newsletters, please visit The Swedish Environmental Management Council (SEMC) web site.

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April 3, 2006

IGPN reports on "Green Manufacturing and Management for Electronics Industry" in Pune, India

Workshop on Green Manufacturing and Management for Electronics Industry was held in Pune, India on 7th March 2006. It was organised in cooperation with Center for Electronics Test Engineering, Pune (CETE), Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries And Agriculture (MCCIA) and International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN).

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