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Asian Experiences in Sustainable/Green Public Procurement

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Asian Experiences in Sustainable/Green Public Procurement
China, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is a powerful tool for countries aiming to achieve sustainable development and address environmental concerns. Policy development is a crucial aspect as it establishes the foundation for GPP implementation. A well-crafted policy provides a clear roadmap, outlining the government’s commitment to sustainability, setting targets, and defining the scope of green procurement. A robust legal and regulatory framework is equally vital to ensure compliance and accountability. Laws and regulations should align with international standards, fostering consistency and coherence in GPP practices. This not only mitigates legal risks but also sends a strong signal to the market, encouraging businesses to adopt sustainable practices.

This report is a product of the EU SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component – Technical Advisory Project on Sustainable/Green Public Procurement. The objective of this report is to offer a review of GPP experiences across five Asian countries: China, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. We hope that the report could be a resource for policymakers, stakeholders, and practitioners, for reviewing the diverse pathways these nations have undertaken in aligning their procurement practices with sustainable and green principles.