Public procurement accounts for an average of 12-30% percent of a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), resulting in a significant opportunity for leveraging public purchasing power to reduce emissions. Curbing Carbon from Consumption: The Role of Green Public Procurement looks at the role of green procurement policies in reducing carbon emissions by analyzing the varying efforts from:

  • 22 country-level green procurement programs across Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Oceania;
  • 5 case studies at the city and regional level; and
  • Programs run by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank.

This report is one of a series from Global Efficiency Intelligence providing data analysis and recommendations related to the opportunity for public policy to address greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing.