The Seoul Declaration on Mitigating Climate Change through Low Carbon Procurement
Type of document: Communication / Awareness Raising
The Seoul Declaration has been initiated at a meeting organized on 19-20 November 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, by the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the “Measurement of climate impacts of public procurement” in the framework of Working group 2B of the 10YFP SPP programme led by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC).
The final version of the Declaration has been endorsed by a number of partners of the 10YFP on SPP programme and Seoul meeting participants. See list below.
The goals of the Declaration are as follows:
• Highlight sustainable public procurement as a public policy tool for achieving national climate commitments
• Emphasize that aligned action of public and private sectors on sustainable procurement will accelerate achievement of widely shared climate goals.
The Declaration has been read on the occasion of a COP21 side-event organized by the Coordination Desk of the 10YFP on SPP Programme, on 5 December 2015, and entitled “Mitigating Climate Change through Sustainable Procurement”.