Reaching environmental goals and long-term savings through GPP

The PRIMES project included more than 100 GPP interventions, carried out in small and medium municipalities across six European countries. The article presents the most important project findings, explains GPP evaluation methodology and gives the GPP development guidelines for municipalities’ management level.
20.12.2016

Reaching environmental goals and long-term savings through GPP

Green public procurement (GPP) is a powerful tool that can help municipalities reach their CO2 emission reduction targets and it has already been introduced to many European municipalities. From a wider perspective, it can play a significant role in setting the European sustainability goals, as European public purchasing for products and services makes up 16 - 18% of total EU GDP. Switching to sustainable products and services has a direct and considerable impact on the environment and lead to further development of a greener market. However, due to a lack of experience and knowledge among municipalities, particularly smaller-sized ones, or even a lack of understanding of the GPP concept it is yet to be widely spread and commonly used.

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Reaching environmental goals and long-term savings through GPP

 



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