QUEZON CITY - PHILIPPINES
Quezon City, capital of the Philippines between 1948 and 1976, has the biggest population of the Metro Manila region. More than 40% of its population is younger than 20 years.
In 2012, the Quezon City created the Green Public Procurement Team, which devised an Action Plan for the GPP Program that run from the third quarter of 2012 to the end of 2014. The strategy was not limited to the purchase of eco-labeled products but it was also focused on promoting the use of environmental friendly products by developing standard environmental criteria to be incorporated in the required technical specifications of the product in the terms of reference for goods and services. Eight commonly procured products were identified, for which guidelines were defined: bulbs, ballast, steel cabinets, tables, chairs, copiers, personal computers, and janitorial services.
Previously, the Quezon City Government had been chosen as one of the pilot government institutions for a five-month capacity building exercise. Within the project, workshops, policy dialogues and training activities were organized.
The city has submitted documentation to the 10YFP in order to receive support and technical and financial assistance to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production.
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