Green Public Procurement Programs Around The World

California recently passed the Buy Clean CA legislation (AB 262), which calls for the state to create rules for the procurement of infrastructure materials (steel, glass, etc.) purchased with state funds that take into account pollution levels during production. This could be an example of environmental- and climate-friendly procurement that level the playing field and can benefit both industry and the environment and incentivize high polluting companies that are out-of-state or out-of-country to clean up their production in order to be able to trade with these states or countries.

Global Efficiency Intelligence, LLC. is conducting a study on low-carbon public procurement programs around the world. In this study, through literature review, experts interview, and online surveys we will collect information on international experiences with low-carbon public procurement and buy clean programs.