UNOPS to advise Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative


'The Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative (SPPI), launched at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development and led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aims to help governments maximize environmental, economic and social benefits from the public procurement of goods and services.


'The world's population is expected to exceed eight billion by 2030. Global food needs are projected to increase by 50 percent, global energy needs by 45 percent, and global water needs by 30 percent. Sustainable growth rests on striking the appropriate balance between economic, social and environmental development, by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.'


'In cooperation with UNEP, UNOPS is helping to develop tools, resources and knowledge to expand sustainable procurement within the UN system.'


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