Consultation on the first draft of the revised EU Green Public Procurement criteria for buildings
Public authorities are major consumers in Europe: they spend approximately 1,8 trillion EUR annually, representing around 14 % of the EU’s gross domestic product. By using their purchasing power to choose goods and services with lower impacts on the environment, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production.
The European Commission is currently working on a proposal to revise the Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for buildings. The revision process will consider expanding the scope of the GPP criteria to other types of buildings purchased and/or maintained by public authorities, in particular schools and social housing.CONTINUE READING ON: circulareconomy.europa.eu