FACTSHEET: Public procurement to incentivize the production of low and near-zero emission materials

Steel, cement and concrete are the backbone of our economies. But they account for just over 50 per cent of all industrial emissions – and demand for these materials is rising. Decarbonizing these industries is essential for addressing the climate crisis. To drive momentum forward, in 2021 UNIDO and the Clean Energy Ministerial established the Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI), a global coalition of governments and private sector organizations. Governments are among the top buyers of steel, cement and concrete. IDDI aims to harness this immense purchasing power to ignite a thriving market for these construction materials that generate low or near-zero emissions.

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An IDDI technical working group is responsible for each of these linked areas. Working Group 3 (green public procurement) is chaired by the Canadian Government’s Natural Resources Canada, and consists of over 45 members from the private sector, government, civil society, intergovernmental organizations, trade associations, academia and think tanks from IDDI’s partner countries.

To learn about the other two areas visit: WG1 factsheet | WG2 factsheet downloads.

Read our IDDI Factsheet WG3 to find out more.

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