Responsible Consumption of the Amazon Timber: Implementation of the Sustainable Procurement Instrument by Subnational Member Governments of the Friends of the Amazon Network

Malu Villela, Luciana Betiol, Marco Teixeira, Marcus Gomes, Thiago Uehara, Mario Monzoni

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Abstract

This paper discusses sustainable procurement as an economic tool for purchasing and contracts processes of the public administration. To undertake this task, the article analyses native timber products and byproducts from the Amazon within the approach of the Friends of Amazon Network (FAN). It analyzes how the purchasing of native timber joins the subnational public administration of the cities of Sorocaba, São Paulo, Porto Alegre and the state of São Paulo. The article identifies the main factors that influence the development of responsible public procurement practices through the analysis of the reasons that led governments to join the programs Cities and States Friends of the Amazon, developed by Greenpeace Brazil till 2008 and integrated in a network coordinated by Fundação Getulio Vargas ever since.
Translated title of the contributionResponsible Consumption of the Amazon Timber: Implementation of the Sustainable Procurement Instrument by Subnational Member Governments of the Friends of the Amazon Network
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)106-125
Number of pages19
JournalCadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania
Volume16
Issue number58
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Public procurement
  • Timber
  • Amazon rainforest
  • Public management

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