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Survey Report-How Environmentally Friendly Product and Green Purchasing to Tackle Climate Change released

December 28, 2022

Survey Report-How Environmentally Friendly Product and Green Purchasing to Tackle Climate Change released

The International Green Purchasing Network released Survey Report-How Environmentally Friendly Product and Green Purchasing to Tackle Climate Change, engaged primarily to track the stock in view of years progresses on what green purchasing had contributed to achieve climate target, help to identify the barriers and challenges in implementation, encourage to formulate feasible problem-solving approaches, synergize the development of sustainable consumption and production response to climate change accordingly.

The report laid out a new outlook of environment-friendly products and green purchasing in response to climate change; presented facts to show how environment-friendly products and green purchasing has and is contributing over time and its relationship to the climate change priority; found out a casual model to explain in public sector how successful the green procurement helps to achievement national zero carbon emission target. The Report collects the policies and practices of countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines etc., and regions from China Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on green procurement to address climate change. It also introduced the experience and practices of Britain and the United States in this field. These experience and practices have played an active role in applying environment-friendly products and green procurement to meet carbon reduction target of each country, which could be learned by other countries.

The findings of this survey report showed that environment-friendly products and green procurement are effective approach to promote the synergy of SCP and mitigation of climate change. However´╝îthis requires the integration of green procurement policy and climate change policy in all countries in the world in order to achieve synergy. Moreover, efforts are needed to unite relevant countries and regions developing a cooperation platform to form reproducible and workable experience; and expedite sharing and dissemination of such experience to ensure more countries and organizations taking part in global movement of green procurement.

The intended audience for this report will be procurement officers, purchasers, sustainability coordinators, and others concerned organizations with green purchasing initiative.

The report was funded and organized by China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC), which hosted International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN) Secretariat since 2018. The International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership, launched by Japan Green Purchasing Network in 2005 with the mission: 1) promote globally the development of environmentally friendly products and services and green purchasing activities; 2) share information and know-how on green purchasing and environmentally friendly products and services internationally; and 3) harmonize the efforts of green purchasing and the development of environmentally friendly products and services from a global viewpoint.

The report is available here Download file.

If any further enquiry on this report, please contact with igpn.secretariat@igpn.org.


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