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New UNEP report on SPP

A turning point



Published On: 10-Jun-2017


“Sustainable public procurement has reached a turning point” concludes Ligia Noronha, Director of the Economy Division of UN Environment (UNEP) in the introduction to the 2017 Global Review of SPP.

It is fair to say that GEN members were very visible during the review process.  Board member Xiaodan Zhang was part of the team that provided feedback on the government questionnaire, the stakeholder survey pilot was reviewed by a team including GEN Chair Bjorn-Erik Lonn, and GEN Board treasurer associate Hiroyuki Kobayashi was one of the peer reviewers.

The research investigated what 41 governments are doing to progress SPP. The report also looked at how procurers use ecolabels. The full report (PDF) is available here.