Over the past 12.5 years, the CO2 Performance Ladder has developed into a successful procurement instrument that helps organisations to reduce CO2 emissions and costs. Due to increasing international interest (including a pilot project in Belgium), the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO), together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), will investigate whether the CO2 Performance Ladder can also be used in Europe. For this project SKAO receives financial support from the IKEA Foundation.
For the last twelve years, the CO2 Performance Ladder has been responsible for a significant reduction of companies’ and governments’ CO2 emissions in the Netherlands.
The project, Accelerating carbon emissions reduction through the power of procurement, by dissemination of the CO2 Performance Ladder in Europe project (CO2PLEU), will research the possibilities to disseminate this best practice instrument, and in so doing boost green public procurement and CO2 reduction.
The project runs for 1.5 years, from August 2021 to January 2023.
The project is based on the theory that green public procurement can result in a green revolution among companies and their supply chains: a theory that has been demonstrated in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The more procuring parties implement green public procurement, the bigger the impact on companies and their supply chains. Procurement accounts for €1.8 trillion of public spending in the EU alone, or 14% of EU GDP. Government spending power can trigger a green revolution.
Alongside SKAO, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will lead the quick scan and feasibility studies.
CO2 Logic leads the pilot in Belgium and will contribute to the lessons learned in Belgium
This project is supported by the IKEA Foundation.
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