- Asia / Pacific
- North America
- United States of America
Sectors of activity
Education, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Public Procurement
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Research, Analysis, Assessment
Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical
Objectives - SPRI's objectives are fourfold:
1. Develop insights about the factors facilitate/inhibit municipalities' green purchasing implementation
2. Recommend immediate actions for municipalities to improve green purchasing implementation, and offer critical policy advice on the ideal institutional arrangements for green purchasing success;
3. Deepen our understanding of green purchasing across different institutional and cultural settings.
4. Undertake policy-relevant research that addresses important sustainability concerns.
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
No activities have yet been reported under this initiative
Impact and Results
Benefits to Practice - This project will lead to recommendations for immediate actions that municipalities can undertake to facilitate their green purchasing implementation. These recommendations have been compiled in a user-friendly guidance reports (in both English and translated into Japanese) on green purchasing best practices and distributed online to local government managers, procurement officers, sustainability officers, and professional networks.
Scholarly Benefits – this research study will offer insights about which factors facilitate/inhibit local SPP implementation in Japan (as compared to the U.S.), and SPPs’ potential to facilitate a low GHG economy. Project results will be developed into a series of scholarly papers. The findings will be relevant to researchers in several disciplines, including public administration, public policy, management, and environmental sciences/management.
Next steps and how to get involved
Email Dr. Nicole Darnall, project lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.