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Green Public Procurement

ICLEI promotes and supports decoupling economic growth from resource consumption and environmental degradation, and contribute to improved human well-being and social equity.

Green public procurement is a key to achieving sustainable communities. ICLEI promotes and supports decoupling economic growth from resource consumption and environmental degradation, and contribute to improved human well-being and social equity. We work through raising awareness, developing approaches, encouraging policy developments, and supporting local governments worldwide to enhance their green and sustainable public procurement performances.

Globally, ICLEI has been working on green and sustainable public procurement worldwide for over 20 years, and acts as a member of the European Commission’s Green Public Procurement Advisory Group, and a co-founder and vice Chair of the International Green Purchasing Network.

East Asian cities play critical roles in driving sustainable and green economy with rapid economic growth and decentralization. With every purchasing decision having an impact on the environment, economy and the society, more and more public authorities are seeking to leveraging their purchasing power in choosing goods and services with low negative impacts on the environment, in addressing the calls to achieve climate and environmental goals, and contribute to sustainable consumption and production.

Since 2014, ICLEI East Asia has been working closely with local authorities and partners in the region, bringing international expertise and experiences on GPP into the region.


ICLEI East Asia’s Green Public Procurement program is designed to support local governments and public authorities in the region to:

  • Leverage green and sustainable public procurement in achieving climate and environmental targets;

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the national green procurement framework, and develop green and sustainable procurement strategies, policies and relevant standards based on local needs;

  • Exchange experiences via off-line activities and online platforms, and establish solid links with experts in the field to obtain professional advices;

  • Showcase local green and sustainable public procurement achievements by publishing case studies, participating in regional and international events, and the Procura+ Awards.


Procura+ East Asia

In 2015, ICLEI East Asia, together with Chinese and global Partners launched the Green Public Procurement China Partnership to scale up GPP implementation in China, and has since then expanded our works by promoting latest knowledge and practices of green and sustainable public procurement. In embracing more East Asian cities, ICLEI decided to reinforce the existing Partnership by expanding its structure in 2018, under the new name Procura+ East Asia.

EcoProcura East Asia

EcoProcura East Asia, formally EcoProcura China, is ICLEI East Asia's flagship conference on green public procurement. Since 2014, we have successfully organized three international forums on municipal green public procurement in China. In 2018, we expanded the structure to embrace more cities in the region.

Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is a group of 14 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. ➔ Find out more

10YFP on SPP Working Group 1a project

2016-2018, ICLEI supported two Chinese and one Korean jurisdictions to enhance local green public procurement implementation via the 10YFP on SPP Working Group 1a project.

Download Case Study:Shenzhen Guangming District [ CH ] [ EN ]    Tianjin Binhai New Area EN ]

For more information, please contact Mr. Merlin Lao at or Ms. Jingning Liu at

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