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Environmental Protection through Green Public Procurement Legislations:

The Need for a Robust Regulatory Regime

Uche Nnawulezi, Eti Best Herbert, Salim Bashir Magashi, Safiyyah Ummu Mohammed, Olayiwola Owoade Oladele

DOI https://doi.org/10.21552/epppl/2024/2/8

Keywords: GPP, Environmental Protection, Sustainable Public Procurement, Sustainable Development


The emergence of Green Public Procurement created an innovative means of procuring goods and labour in line with global environment standards and regulations. Green Public Procurement has become a major mechanism for addressing global issues confronting the environment. This article employs a doctrinal research method, reviewing relevant existing literatures and legislations to consider the prospects of Green Public Procurement having a positive effect in Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, China and Brazil. To achieve a holistic implementation process, this article advocates for concerted efforts to conduct a sustainability assessment, the establishment of clear sustainability goals, along with training and retraining of procurement staff engaged in the protection of the environment through Green Public Procurement.
Keywords: Environmental Protection; Sustainable Development; Green Public Procurement

Uche Nnawulezi, PhD, Department of Public International Law, College of Law, Bowen University, Iwo Osun State Nigeria <mailto:uche.nnawulezi@bowen.edu.ng> ORCID ID:0000-0003-2718-3946; Eti Best Herbert, Research Fellow, College of Law, Bowen University, Iwo Osun State, Nigeria <mailto:eti.herbert@bowen.edu.ng>; Salim Bashir Magashi, PhD, a reader and Dean, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Kaduna State Nigeria, <mailto:salimmagashi@gmail.com>; Safiyyah Ummu Mohammed, PhD, a Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria, <mailto:safiyyah.mohammed@udusok.edu.ng>; Olayiwola Owoade Oladele, Professor of Capital Market and Provost, College of Law, Bowen University, Iwo Osun State, Nigeria <mailto:olayiwola.oladele@bowen.edu.ng>.

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