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Webinar: Purchasing Power: How Government Can Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Economy

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Thursday, 22 April 2021, 1:15

Thursday, April 22, 2021. 1:15 PM. Webinar: Purchasing Power: How Government Can Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Economy. Sponsored by Security and Sustainability Forum. More information here.

Does the public sector hold the key to a low-carbon and sustainable, planet healthy economy? U.S. government purchases account for nearly one-quarter of the U.S. GDP. State and local governments account for billions of dollars more. By favoring low-carbon and sustainable choices in buildings, vehicles, energy, and other purchases, the public sector can lead the way to achieving a more sustainable economy and our Paris Climate Agreement goals. Through sheer volume, governments have the power to radically expand the market for climate-friendly purchases, shift supply chain decisions, and shape consumer markets for a sustainable economy.

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