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Green Public Procurement Roadmap, Philippines

  • Published on November 18, 2018
Green Public Procurement is a process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured
GPP is a voluntary instrument. The government of the Philippines has decided to adopt this concept to develop the country in line with the Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the United Nations until 2030 and the UN 10-Years Framework Program on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Harnessing the immense purchasing power of the government will not only help convert the market to a greener market with substantial benefts for the environment, but also improve the socio-economy status of the nation. The Philippine GPP Roadmap is inspired by the logic that governments have to lead by example in transforming the market. Numerous international examples exist to adopt the best practices and to avoid all possible failures on the way forward. The strategy of GPP in the Philippines is to integrate green practices harmoniously into the existing procurement processes. Over a short to medium-term period, procuring green will become the norm for an increasing number of commonly and non-commonly used supplies and equipment; the long-term perspective is to achieve sustainable public procurement. The GPP Roadmap describes a circumspect approach that reflects issues and concerns such as value for money, suppliers’ readiness, capacity.

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