The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine commits to develop and implement sustainable public procurement policies.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development assigns an important role to providing new growth dynamics of developing an inclusive transformation economy, based on the principles of sustainable consumption and production. Sustainable public procurement was identified as one of the means to achieve sustainability and a key condition for the transition to a green economy. It is necessary to identify the main tasks and measures for the introduction of sustainable public procurement in Ukraine.
The commitment falls under focus area 4 of the Batumi Initiative to change in consumer behaviour in favour of sustainable consumption patterns.
Implementing partners will include the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and others.
The commitment is relevant to SDG 12.