From UNEP’s implementation experience, the need emerged for the development of a Sustainable Public Procurement Knowledge Management Centre that would serve the needs of key audiences and stakeholders involved in the implementation of sustainable public procurement (policy makers, procurement practitioners, suppliers, etc) by facilitating the dissemination of sustainable public procurement and its potential benefits to a wider public through information platforms, presentations, brochures and other publications. It will also serve as a source of information for procurement practitioners as it will provide contextualized information translated into a variety of languages.

The main objectives of the SPP-KMC are as follows:

Create a platform to foster collaborations, synergies and sharing of best practices among concerned or interested stakeholders

Improve the knowledge on SPP and its effectiveness as a tool to promote sustainable development and greener economies

Promote SPP among various stakeholders and on Green economy and Sustainable Consumption and Production fora