Petition Amend the Procurement Bill to enshrine positive environmental obligations.

The Procurement Bill should create a legal obligation on Contracting Authorities ensuring all specifications and contractors have a net positive impact upon the environment and that this requirement is designed into the procurement and management of public spend for all goods, services and works.

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Climate change is an existential threat to every UK citizen and future generations. The Public Sector spends £300B per annum, taxpayers’ money should be spent to prevent negative climate impact and encourage positive climate solutions and innovation. Creating a legal obligation to incorporate net positive environmental considerations supports Governments strategy of being a world leader in climate change, its COP26 and broader climate obligations, while encouraging economic growth.

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