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With strategic public procurement, G20 members can send signals to global markets that bolster the green transition in hard-to-abate sectors such as steel and cement. Implementing Green Public Procurement (GPP) allows the public sector to reduce its environmental impact and helps G20 members fulfil their climate commitments.

However, collaboration within and among G20 nations is necessary for effective and ambitious reform in public purchasing. Governments must implement effective monitoring, clear mandates, upskilling and time-bound targets to harness GPP’s full potential.