Sustainable Public Procurement Programme

Sustainable Public Procurement Programme

Current Stage: Step 5

Background: Building on a 10-year journey

The 10YFP Programme on SPP further amplifies and extends the impact of the Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative (SPPI), which was launched in June 2012 at the Rio+20 Conference ( The SPPI was itself a continuation of the Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement, led by the government of Switzerland from 2005 until 2011. To view the main achievements of the Marrakech Task Force, please visit



1. Build the case for SPP: improve the knowledge on SPP and its effectiveness as a tool to promote sustainable consumption and production, support greener economies and sustainable development.

2. Support the implementation of SPP on the ground through increased collaboration, and better access to capacity building tools and support through SPP experts.

Work Plan

The SPP programme work plan is organized around 4 main pillars, delivered by time bound and results oriented working groups led by partner organizations.

Structure and Regional Distribution

The 10YFP SPP Programme is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and co-led by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, and the Korea Environment Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI). A Multistakeholder Advisory Committee oversees the programme’s implementation, and work area coordinators carry out each specific working group’s tasks.

Interested in joining?

The SPP Programme is open to all organizations and individual experts that are interested in joining a collaborative platform to support the implementation of SPP.

Why should I join?

  • Access a rich, expansive network of organizations and individuals all working together to foster the implementation SPP. 

  • Share your experience and learn from others 

  • Benefit from advice and technical support on SPP implementation 

  • Apply for financial support for SPP activities in developing countries through the 10YFP Trust Fund, which issues calls for proposals on a periodic basis.

Contact us: 

  • Farid Yaker, SPP Programme Officer, UNEP (

  • Mark Hidson, Global Director of ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Capacity Centre ( 

  • Hyunju Lee, Associate Researcher, Sustainability Strategy Office, Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (