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

Nicole Darnall

  • Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Strategic Partnerships, College of Global Futures; Associate Director and Professor of Management and Public Policy, School of Sustainability

Does the public sector hold the key to a low-carbon and sustainable, planet-healthy economy?

Federal government purchases account for nearly one-quarter of the US GDP; state and local governments account for billions more. By favoring low-carbon and sustainable choices in buildings, vehicles, energy, and other purchases, the public sector can lead the way to achieve a more sustainable economy and our Paris Climate Agreement goals.

Join a panel discussion on how governments have the power to radically expand the market for climate-friendly purchases, shift supply chain decisions, and shape consumer markets toward a sustainable economy.

Hosted by the Security and Sustainability Forum, as they convene global experts to guide decision-making.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. AZ Time (PDT)