SUPP-Urb China

Greening Public Procurement in Urban Administrations in China

Rapid two-digit economic growth over the last three decades has led to a big increase of consumption in virtually every sector in China. Yet, the rising consumption trend is not sustainable and increasingly leads to depletion of natural resources. Since 2002, primary energy consumption has been increasing at an average rate of 13% annually. High levels of, largely coal-based, energy consumption leads to extreme local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. A considerable share of China's energy consumption can be attributed to the public sector. In 2006, public consumption made up 14% of GDP. Although China has several policies targeting eco-efficient consumption in place, implementation remains rather weak.

The SWITCH-Asia project "Green Public Procurement" (SuPP-Urb) aims to mitigating climate change and to reducing environmental degradation. These goals will contribute to achieving the environmental targets of the Chinese government's 11th five-year plan. The project implements and mainstreams sustainable public procurement (SPP) on a city level. The project adapts and uses sustainable public procurement standards in municipal Public Procurement Centres (PPCs) of the cities Tianjin, Qinhuangda and Lanzhou.

Duration: 12/2008 - 12/2011

Total budget: EUR 917,450 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

Urda Eichhorst

Döppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Germany

urda.eichhorst@wupperinst.org

http://public-procurement.emcc.cn/

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
The Wuppertal Institute explores and develops models, strategies and instruments to support sustainable development. It is responsible for the project preparation and management, the framework conditions for SPP, and the policy recommendations.
Environmental Management College of China Environmental Management College of China
The Environmental Management College of China has experience in education, training and consultancies in urban environmental policies and management. It supports the project coordination, plays a leading role in the tool and methodology development and pr
Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
The Centre provides scientific support to activities taken by UNEP and other organisations in the field of sustainable consumption and production. In the project, it develops strategies, instruments and leading tools and is responsible for the disseminati
Nankai University Nankai University
Nankai University is a key multi-disciplinary and research oriented university directly under the jurisdiction of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It takes part in all action activities and plays a leading role in the tool and methodology development an
Lanzhou Environmental Protection Bureau Lanzhou Environmental Protection Bureau
As the local administration on environment, the Bureau has experience in environmental policies, enforcement and promoting of sustainable development. It participates in all action activities, leads tools and methodology development and provides technical
Tianjin Public Procurement Centre Tianjin Public Procurement Centre
The Centre is a governmental public procurement centre, which has 10 years of experience in organising public procurement activities. It leads action plans, implements sustainable public procurement in Tianjin, and supports the dissemination of project re
Lanzhou Public Procurement Centre Lanzhou Public Procurement Centre
The Centre is a governmental organisation with experience in organising public procurement activities. It leads action plans, implements sustainable public procurement in Lanzhou, and supports the dissemination of project results.
Qinhuangdao Public Procurement Centre Qinhuangdao Public Procurement Centre
The Centre is a governmental organisation with experience in organising public procurement activities. It leads action plans, implements sustainable public procurement in Qinhuangdao, and supports the dissemination of project results.
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