Promoting life cycle thinking: a training of public officers for green public procurement

dc.contributor.authorScalabrino, Chiara
dc.contributor.authorNavarrete Salvador, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorOliva Martinez, Jose M.
dc.description.abstractSeveral European Union (EU) policy tools, like Green Public Procurement (GPP) or the EU Ecolabel, aim to reduce the impacts of products along the whole life cycle. Nevertheless, despite having existed for decades, we observed that their use is not yet widespread, also in institutions that have environmental protection as a mission. This study aims at exploring the impact of an experimental training course (“Introduction to the Circular Economy and Life Cycle Thinking”) delivered to a group of public servants by looking at the group’s comprehension and value given to the importance and feasibility of activating more Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns, such as GPP. The course design was based on the research and practice framework provided by Education for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ESCP). This was drawn from an idea of transformative Education for Sustainability (ES), seen from a constructivist, critical and complex perspective. Particular attention was given both to the cognitive and emotional aspects of the learning process. Thus, the course was specifically tailored to the participants. The different training sessions were carried out in 2018 and involved a total of 95 public servants. Mainly qualitative methods (document analysis, observation, quantitative and qualitative questionnaires) were used for the research. The findings show that the learning activities, which designed, performed and evaluated in this study using ESCP principles, are valuable to draw the participants’ attention to many sustainability topics that they are rarely exposed to. Moreover, they demonstrate to contribute to inspire sustainable actions. Overall, further research and implementation of extended processes of this kind should benefit the innovation of professional training and accelerate the transition from a linear to a Circular Economy (CE).en
dc.subject.ddc500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
dc.subject.ddc600 Technik, Technologie
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaften
dc.subject.othereducation for sustainable consumption and productionen
dc.subject.othertraining for sustainabilityen
dc.subject.otheremployee engagementen
dc.subject.othergreen public procurementen
dc.subject.otherlife cycle thinkingen
dc.titlePromoting life cycle thinking: a training of public officers for green public procurementen
dc.typeConference Objecten
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.editorNissen, Nils F.
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.editorJaeger-Erben, Melanie
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameUniversitätsverlag der TU Berlinen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.proceedingstitlePLATE – Product lifetimes and the environment : 3rd PLATE Conference, September 18–20, 2019 Berlin, Germany
tub.affiliationFak. 4 Elektrotechnik und Informatik::Inst. Hochfrequenz- und Halbleiter-Systemtechnologien::FG Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Elektronik
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 4 Elektrotechnik und Informatik
tub.affiliation.groupFG Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Elektronik
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Hochfrequenz- und Halbleiter-Systemtechnologien
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionUniversitätsverlag der TU Berlinen


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