Accelerating the Green Public Procurement Pledge

Rana Ghoneim from UNIDO (UN’s Industrial Development Organisation), joins Alex to talk about how UNIDO has accelerated the Green Public Procurement Pledge

Rana Ghoneim, Head of Energy Systems & Decarbonization Unit at UNIDO (UN’s Industrial Development Organisation), first joined the podcast ahead of COP26 in Glasgow where she was launching the Green Public Procurement Pledge. Governments buy as much as 40% of these key materials for major projects around the world, so getting commitments from countries such as India, the UK, the U.S and many more is an important way to put this spending power to good use. Getting public procurement processes, reporting and spend directed at low carbon or near zero steel and cement will be a big driver in lowering costs and creating healthy markets.

Join us for this update to hear about the latest signatories, the next steps to take pledges to action and to hear how Rana views the impact of the Ukraine war and energy crisis on their mission. We also talk about how other groups, from the First Movers Coalition to steelzero or concretezero, can work in harmony with government pledges and initiatives.

Creating a vibrant market for green materials is going to be key if we are to decarbonise industries from cement to steel, glass to chem and more…listen in to this conversation to understand the timeline and momentum building in public procurement.

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Decarb Connect supports the acceleration of industrial decarbonisation around the globe. We share insights and facilitate collaborations across the emerging decarbonisation ecosystem. We look specifically at the most energy-intensive industrials from cement, metals and mining, glass, ceramics, chemicals, O&G and many more and help connect them to technology disruptors, investors and advisors.

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