7 November 2012

New report makes the case for green public procurement as a means to drive growth

A report detailing the link between public procurement and green growth, and featuring a collection of international Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and innovation case studies, has been published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The report compiles initiatives from various regions around the world to demonstrate the economic and societal benefits of GPP. The role of procurement in driving green innovation is also examined.

Titled “Procurement, Innovation and Green Growth: The story continues…”, the document builds on the existing body of work that supports the case for GPP, further identifying means by which procurement can facilitate the green economy. The enabling environment that would see public procurement effectively serve as a trigger for green industrial innovation, expansion and growth is closely looked at.

Case studies include the GPP pathway in China, sustainable road procurement in Australia, and the early experience of Dutch infrastructure Public-Private Partnership contracts, among many others. The future of procurement and green growth, analysed in the report’s final section, is seen to be broadly positive thanks to an increase in international policy frameworks.

To view the report, click here.