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European Commision: Green Public Procurement (GPP)


The Buying Green! Handbook is the European Commission’s main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact.

The third edition of the Handbook includes:

  • Guidance on how environmental considerations can be included at each stage of the procurement process in the current EU legal framework (adopted in 2014)
  • Practical examples drawn from contracting authorities across EU Member States
  • Sector specific GPP approaches for buildings, food and catering services, road transport vehicles and energy-using products.
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