By encouraging Green Public Procurements (GPPs), public authorities, with their high investment potential, create incentives for companies to use climate – friendly technologies and energy – efficient and resource – efficient production processes to produce their products. Greenhouse gas emissions. The development and implementation of climate-friendly procurement policies and strategies will significantly strengthen medium-income countries seeking green economy transformation. As public institutions are the largest consumers in Southeast Asian countries, governments will contribute to the creation or strengthening of green and climate friendly markets by establishing specific standards for sustainable procurement. This is a great potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The project will promote the development and implementation of environmental labels as well as sustainable consumption and production patterns, especially in the field of public procurement, in five Asian developing countries with the support of Thailand. Sustainable consumption and production patterns contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as well as improved resource efficiency along the value chains. The project will adapt to the different contexts and needs in the context of sustainable consumption and production patterns in the various pilot countries.
The project activities focus on the strengthening of institutions, specific training courses, knowledge transfer and the design of integrated solutions at the regional level. Regional events for the exchange of knowledge between the different implementation partners are organized and stakeholder meetings to define cross-border core criteria in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) for environmental labeling and Green Public Procurement (GPP) are to be supported. The partner institutions in the various countries are to be supported by capacity development and the promotion of awareness in the integration of low-carbon and low-carbon criteria in environmental labels. In addition to training and train-the-trainer packages, international best practices are also analyzed in the GPP area, as well as notes on the adaptation of these strategies in the partner countries.