The European Commission's strategy for promoting the uptake of green public procurement (GPP) was outlined in its Communication on Public procurement for a better environment (COM(2008) 400). This included the target of achieving 50% GPP across the EU by 2010.
The Commission manages a number of key activities to facilitate GPP implementation in the EU, including:
GPP is also referenced as a powerful tool in achieving key policy aims in a range of European policy documents. A number of Directives and Regulations also include obligations related to GPP.
European Commission's central information point on GPP, including news, policy, tools and more
Comprehensive guidance on the implementation of GPP under the EU Procurement Directives