Local governments across East Asia play a critical role in driving a sustainable and green economy with rapid economic growth and decentralization. Every purchasing decision has an impact on the environment, economy and society, and more and more public authorities are seeking to leveraging their purchasing power in choosing goods and services with low negative impacts on the environment, in addressing the calls to achieve climate and environmental goals, and contribute to sustainable consumption and production.
- Number of participating local governments and/or public authorities in East Asia
- Number of successful GPP experiences and practices compiled for knowledge sharing
- Quantified environmental impacts achieved via local GPP practices
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The Procura+ East Asia Green Procurement Network aims to accelerate climate and environmental actions by equipping local governments and public authorities in East Asia with advanced knowledge and skills to upscale green and sustainable procurement practices at the local level. Through Procura+ East Asia, participating local authorities will be equipped with GPP approaches and tools via training programs, and will be provided with access to expert guidance on formulating local green specifications and procurement strategies, as well as tender advice on targeted climate and environmental issues. Participants will also have various opportunities to showcase their successful stories and achievements in green procurement on the international stage by participating in forums/workshops, the Procura+ Award, and publishing case studies on the Procura+ Online Platform. The project connects public authorities, solution providers and advocacy in the region to collectively mainstream green procurement practices at the local level, and promote advanced GPP knowledge and experiences for peer learning and exchange internationally.