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Buying Green Handbook now available in 23 languages

31 August 2016

The European Commission's Buying Green Handbook has been translated into 23 European languages. The document provides practical guidance on the implementation of Green Public Procurement (GPP), outlining how contracting bodies can use the 2014 Procurement Directives to drive more environmentally friendly purchasing.

Currently in its third edition, the handbook looks at how environmental considerations can be included at each stage of the procurement process, providing practical examples drawn from public procurers across the EU. These case studies explore legislative and administrative challenges and detail the concrete savings achieved by the move to GPP.

Specific sectors looked at include buildings, food and catering services, road transport vehicles and energy-using products. The handbook has been compiled under contract between the European Commission and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, supported by Public Procurement Analysis.

To download the handbook in one of 23 languages, click here.