CO2 PL launch event with case studies from Ireland and the Netherlands
Harnessing the power of green procurement
Ireland’s climate targets aim to reduce carbon emissions by 51% by 2030 and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Through its scale and spending, green procurement in the construction sector has the potential to positively aid Ireland in reaching these vital targets. The CO2 Performance Ladder is a tool that can help organisations embed green procurement into their organisation in an accessible and structured way!
The IGBC is running a two-year pilot in collaboration with the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business – Stichting Klimaatvriendelijk Aanbesteden en Ondernemen, SKAO to bring this outstanding tool to Ireland. SKAO is the owner and manager of the CO2 Performance Ladder.
Join our webinar to find out how you can use and benefit from the CO2 Performance Ladder. The tool will be showcased through case studies from Ireland and the Netherlands, followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the expert speakers.
George Thurley is an international account manager for the CO2 Performance Ladder (CO2PL), coordinating the implementation of the Ladder in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and working to boost low-carbon procurement through its use across Europe. Before working for the Foundation for Climate friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO), he worked on the circular economy and sustainable food policy at EU level, and completed a master’s degree in Global Sustainability.
Paul van Horn is an Associate Director with ARUP in the Netherlands. He graduated from Wageningen University in 1989, MBA in 1999. Worked in Africa, Latin America and Asia in water projects. Held various positions in the engineering department of the City of Amsterdam between 2000 and 2010. Joined Arup in 2010 in the Infrastructure team. Started internally with the CO2 performance ladder in 2014, achieved certification at Level 5 and handed over the administration in 2015. He has been involved in the internal procedures around the CO2 performance ladder since the launch of the CO2 Performance Ladder in the Netherlands. In 2021 the full package was handed over to the internal QHSE team in Amsterdam. He has first-hand experience in all aspects of the CO2 performance ladder.
PJ Hourigan is an Asset Management Engineer within the Network Management Department of Transport Infrastructure Ireland; where he has responsibilities in pavement condition and Asset Management for the National Road Network, Active Travel Infrastructure and Greenways. He is a Chartered Engineer with experience in the design and construction of a wide range of civil engineering Infrastructure across Ireland, the UK and Australia. He has considerable experience in the design and procurement of pavement rehabilitation projects which this pilot relates too.
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