REPORT: Target setting for green public procurement programs

Clear quantitative targets are needed for a successful green public procurement (GPP) programme. GPP targets can be applied to an overall programme and to specific goals such as reducing embodied carbon. In this brief, we examine the targets related to embodied carbon set by existing GPP policies, the methodologies used to quantify the targets and the target setting process. We focus on best practices in the European Union (EU) (particularly the Netherlands), Japan, Korea and the US state of California. This set of countries and regions exemplifies a range of approaches to GPP for embodied carbon and specific criteria for cement and steel products.

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