The webinar presents the outcomes of Seoul procurement workshop, conclusions of Mongolia case study, and U.S. initiatives to reduce HFC emissions including through national procurement.
30 July 2015
  • Sustainable Public Procurement
Promoting ozone & climate friendly refrigerants and air conditioning technologies

The original information about the webinar

DATE: 30 July 2015

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) hosted a webinar on the "Promoting Ozone and Climate friendly refrigerants and air conditioning (R/AC) technologies through Sustainable Public Procurement". The webinar took place on Thursday 30 July 2015 and was co-organized with UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP SPP programme).


  • Mr. Farid Yaker, UNEP, 10YFP SPP Programme Officer

  • Ms. Irina Uzun, UNEP, SPP programme

  • Mr. Atul Bagai, Senior Regional Coordinator, Compliance Assistance Pro- gramme (OzonAction Programme), UNEP, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  • Ms. Drusilla Hufford, Director, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Workshop on Promoting Public Procurement of Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs in Asia Pacific , organized under the UNEP-USEPA grant partnership

Workshop Objective :

Foster a dialogue between public procurers and ozone agencies in Asia Pacific and to build capacity to integrate alternatives to high-GWP HFCs into public procurement activities.

Workshop Approach :

  • Overviews of ozone and procurement policies as well as current developments in procurement policy.

  • Interactive panel sessions allowed the audience to engage with presenters on procurement policy developments in Asia-Pacific, as well as on the barriers to procurement of alternatives to high-GWP HFCs.

  • Survey Questionnaire answered by the Ozone and Procurement Officers to understand the baseline of ozone and climate friendly procurement in public sector.

  • Group work sessions allowed Ozone and Procurement Officers to work together to develop strategies for strengthening institutional linkages and promoting alternatives to high-GWP HGCs in public procurement.

Overview of U.S. Federal Sector

U.S. Federal government is a large purchaser of goods and services

• Fleet inventory (owned/leased): > 635,000 vehicles

• Buildings (owned/leased): > 353,000 buildings

• Spending on supplies & equipment: nearly $191 billion each year

• $222 million on refrigeration & AC


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  • Sustainable Public Procurement
Circularity, Consumer goods, Ecosystems, Innovation, Lifecycle, Natural Resources, Procurement, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Systems change