Green public procurement in action
Public procurement, when conducted sustainably, can make an important contribution to municipal climate action planning and greatly reduce emissions. Through green public procurement (GPP), goods, services and works with reduced environmental impacts throughout their life cycles are favoured. Building on the work of previous Climate Alliance projects such as Buy Smart+ and pro-EE, Green ProcA promotes GPP amongst public authorities, focussing primarily on signatories of the Covenant of Mayors and encouraging them to address green procurement in their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
The project also supports local authorities on the brink of becoming a Covenant signatory or those with other voluntary climate-related targets. Green PrcoA offers capacity building possibilities and networking activities through a variety of events for procurers while also directly supporting large beacon projects.
One important outcome for municipalities is the “Guidelines on procurement in SEAP development” procurement guide.
Project funding period: March 2014 – August 2016
via the Intelligent Energy EuropeProgramme (EU)
Want to learn more? Contact Andreas Kress at a.kress(at)climatealliance.org