Green and inclusive public procurement strategies can have a significant impact on reducing resource stress and mitigating GHG emissions. Social housing, the largest component of the housing sector is an important intervention for driving changes in public procurement; as in this sector, private consumption is supported by public finance. The primary barriers are policy incoherence, a limited view of investments on sustainability which does not consider resource criticality, the absence of mandatory quality standards for building material, inadequate data on material and energy flows and lack of support to the supply chain of “green building material producers”. Perspective on Green Public Procurement Read More


Smart Procurement: Going Green in India is an initiative by Indian Railways to adopt energy-efficient technology of lightning system. The employees of railways residing in railway colonies used inefficient technology for lightning, this increased the peak electricity demand in the evenings. To address this challenge, compact fluorescent light (CFLs) were introduced replacing the less efficient incandescent bulbs (ICLs). The procurement of CFLs was done in a free and fair manner through release of tender. The cost of supplying CFLs, was recovered through the sale of certified emission reduction (CERs) by registering under UNFCCC as a clean development mechanism project. Read More



The UN Global Compact Network is organising Global Inclusive Disaster Management Conference and Exhibition at Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi, India from 1st - 2nd July 2019 from 22nd to 24th May 2019. Read More

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