27 December 2016

Final GPP News Alert of 2016 is published

The December edition of the EU GPP News Alert is now available to read online, providing the latest green public procurement (GPP) news from across Europe. This issue takes a close look at the new European network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), established to further support the implementation of GPP in Europe. So far, 28 NGOs from 16 countries have committed to join the network.

Natalie Evans, the Responsible Procurement Manager from the City of London (UK), is this month’s interviewee, outlining how collaborating on responsible procurement in London has been working in practice, and providing insights into the city’s new Responsible Procurement Strategy.

Two "GPP in practice" examples are featured: the first looks at the work of the City of Oslo’s (Norway) social housing enterprise to tackle emissions produced at construction sites, while the second explores the Federal Procurement Agency in Austria's recent drive to set a nation-wide framework contract to purchase energy efficient computers.

To view the December edition of the EU GPP News Alert, click here [PDF].