Published in 2014 by
  • Oksana Mont, Matthias Lehner and Eva Heiskanen (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency)
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2012 by
  • UNEP
Available in:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • French
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement

Policy Handbook for Sustainable Consumption and Production of Korea

The Policy Handbook for Sustainable Consumption and Production of Korea is comprised of two sections.
The first section is Policy Handbook, which is divided into three parts, namely Consumer Information; Sustainable
Consumption and Lifestyle; and Sustainable Business.

Each part contains various policy instruments with detailed
and practical guide elaborating basic concept, policy goals, legal basis, major milestones, working mechanism,
implementing procedure, strength, challenges, major outcomes and future plans for improvement of the policy. At the
end of each policy section, information documents and online website are listed for further reference for readers.

Part 1 incorporates Korea Eco-labeling, Carbon Footprint Labeling, Green Building Certification, and Green Store
Certification, which aim to provide information on environmental performances and/or eco-friendliness of
products, building and retail store so that consumers can make an informed decision.

Part 2 encompasses policy instruments and activities, including Green Public Procurement, Green Credit Card, and
ECO-EXPO KOREA, designed to stimulate and incentivize sustainable consumption and lifestyle.

Part 3 includes policy instruments and incentives such as Eco-Business Award, GREEN-UP, and Eco-Design Program
that promote sustainable business practices.

The second section, included in the extended version of the Policy Handbook, provides laws, regulations, and
guidelines that underpin the respective policies described in the Policy Handbook as follows:

Sustainable Consumption and Production in General
Act and Enforcement Decree on Promotion of Purchase of Green Products

Korea Eco-labeling
Operational Rule of the Korea Eco-labeling

Carbon Footprint Labeling
Guideline for Carbon Footprint of Products; Regulation on the Operational Procedure of Carbon Footprint Labeling

Green Building Certification
Act on Support for the Establishment of Green Buildings; Regulation on Green Building Certification

Green Credit Card
Guideline for the Operation of the Green Credit Card System

Green Store Certification
Regulation on Operational Process for Green Store Certification

Published in 2014 by
  • Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI)
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2015 by
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2008 by
  • ISEAL Alliance
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2014 by
  • Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Available in:
  • Spanish

Fostering Low-Emission Rural Development From the Ground UP

No Silver Bullets: Corporate and national government commitments to reduce deforestation are extremely difficult to implement on the ground. Governments, businesses, farmers, communities and civil society must be at the table to drive the transition to low-emission rural development (LED-R).

Many Jurisdictions Still Lack Performance Targets and Reference Levels: Acre and Mato Grosso, Brazil and Chiapas, Mexico are important exceptions.

Lack of Alignment Across Policies & Initiatives:
Many policies and initiatives that influence land- user decisions are still at odds with one another. Multi-stakeholder dialogues can broaden support for shared regional performance reference levels and milestones, especially if the incentives
for achieving those milestones are part of the discussion.

REDD Finance has Not Reached Most Jurisdictions: REDD finance has been slow to reach subnational jurisdictions, with important exceptions. Incentives for supporting LED-R must also be found in domestic policies and programs.

Performance-Based Incentives Could Play Critical Role: Be they financial, regulatory or contractual, these incentives systems can reward performance at the farm and jurisdictional level, pushing progress towards time-bound performance milestones.

Forest Monitoring Weak Outside of Brazil: Most nations have developed forest monitoring systems, but only Brazil makes reliable, annual maps of new deforestation available on the internet. Others could follow soon.

• Land Rights Advanced in Latin America and Progressing in Indonesia: Legal protection of indigenous and community rights to land is more advanced in Latin America. However, in Indonesia a recent Constitutional Court decision on customary land rights provides a foundation for progress. Border defense is usually still the communities' responsibility.

• Smallholders Neglected: Small-scale farmers are generally excluded from LED-R processes. With numerous small landholdings, usually without formal land titles, it is more difficult to include them in supply chain initiatives, support them through rural extension, or finance them through credit programs.

• Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues Patchy: Several regions have multi-stakeholder processes underway, while some are just beginning. Indigenous people and smallholders generally have less decision-making power than governments and private sector actors, such as large-scale farmers and financers.

Published in 2014 by
  • Earth Innovation Institute
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2012 by
  • WWF-UK and Proforest
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2013 by
  • Duncan Brack, Rob Bailey, Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Available in:
  • English

Labour Standards in Public Procurement. Background paper for DFID Labour Standards and Poverty Reduction Forum

This paper was produced for the DFID Labour Standards and Poverty Reduction Forum. It identifies various practical possibilities for incorporating support for labour standards within public procurement. These findings are based on OGC guidance and on existing action by government departments and the private sector initiatives.
Public procurement is governed by EU rules, principally the EU Treaty and EU Public Procurement Directive 2004 which are intended to assure free movement of goods and services and non-discrimination against contractors on grounds of nationality. However, in some cases, the possibility for including labour standards depends on circumstances and on how the process is undertaken, rather than there being a clear universal answer. There are varying interpretations of what is feasible under EU rules.
This paper also looks at opportunities beyond individual contractual relationships. Many organisations concerned with ethical trade are seeking to work collaboratively with suppliers and communities to deal with some or the fundamental issues leading to poor labour practices.
The opportunities to promote labour standards through public procurement, discussed in the paper include:
- Mapping the Supply Chain and Prioritising
- Promoting general support for labour standards
- Including labour standards in product specification
- Excluding contractors for labour standard violations
- Evaluating tenders using labour standard criteria
- Including labour standards performance in contract management conditions
- Monitoring contractual performance conditions
- Collaborative working

Published in 2007 by
  • Stuart Bell and Alastair Usher, Ergon Associates
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2010 by
  • Emily Fripp, Anthea Carter & Rupert Oliver, Efeca
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2011 by
  • Timothy Simcoe, Michael W. Toffel
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2012 by
  • Martin Dietrich Brauch, IISD
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2013 by
  • US Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2010 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2010 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • UNEP DTIE & UNEP ROLAC
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • UNEP DTIE & UNEP ROLAC
Available in:
  • Spanish
Published in 2010 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2011 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2011 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2012 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English

A Guide to Developing Strategies for Building Energy Renovation

BPIE has produced a guide to support the EU Member States draft the first version of their renovation strategies to be published by April 30th 2014.

Deep renovations are specifically encouraged by the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU) through the requirement for Member States to establish long term strategies for the renovation of national building stocks covering all building types, including residential and non-residential buildings, whether in private, public or mixed ownership. Alongside the EED, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, 2010/31/EU), recast in 2010, sets minimum energy performance standards for buildings undergoing renovation. Together, the EED and EPBD provide a framework for Member States to drive the reduction of energy use in buildings, thereby delivering a range of economic, environmental, societal and energy security benefits.

This guide is a template that can be used for strategy development, setting out the multiple benefits arising from improving the energy performance of buildings. It highlights the existence of numerous challenges to the achievement of the potential benefits. It argues for Member States to be visionary in setting out a long term strategy for building stock renovation: it is vital that national renovation strategies are ambitious in their scope and coverage, and that they take full advantage of the state of the art, in terms of technology, policy and institutional arrangements. The strategy development process is described in details, including a description of the five key phases and a suggested list of actions MS could take to underpin the strategy.

Published in 2013 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2013 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2012 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2012 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2012 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2013 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Available in:
  • English