Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Green Public Procurement to reduce environmental impact and bring economic benefits – MEP MiddleEast

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CountryUAE

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality held a virtual event to officially launch the Emirates Green Public Procurement (GPP) program. The event revealed newly developed GPP Guidelines, which will support adoption of sustainable procurement practices in Ras Al Khaimah in the coming years, starting with government entities.  The launch of the GPP program comes after initial steps made by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in past years, to procure products and services with low environmental impact. In 2018, the Environment Protection and Development Authority of Ras Al Khaimah launched green fishing ports. Over the same period, the Municipality, through Barjeel, the green building regulations of Ras Al Khaimah, and through its Building Retrofits program, has been promoting more sustainable buildings. The Public Service Department has recently engaged in green procurement in multiple projects as well. READ: Sheikha Shamma to inaugurate the Annual Emirates Green Building Council Congress H.E.

Munther Mohammed bin Shekar, Director General of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, said: “From the perspective of economic development, buying green also means generating demand for green products and services. This will stimulate the growth of a local eco-system of skilled companies, which will support the economic development of Ras Al Khaimah in the long ...read more...