29 November 2016

November GPP News Alert looks at greening national framework contracts

The November edition of the EU GPP News Alert has been published, providing a roundup of the latest news in the field of green public procurement. The News Alert leads with information on the untapped potential of greening national framework contracts. The article details the findings of an investigative research project that sought to determine what country-specific solutions could be proposed to improve the current level of GPP implementation in national framework contracts.

An interview with Jonas Ericson, who works in the Clean Vehicles Group for the City of Stockholm (Sweden), contains advice on how public procurement can be used as a strategic tool to influence the market to embrace clean vehicles. Mr. Ericson outlines the mistakes that many procurers make when attempting to procure clean vehicles and gives guidance on how these mistakes can be avoided.

The UK's Nottingham Trent University provides this edition's case study feature. The university recently reduced its estate’s carbon footprint with the construction of a brand-new pavilion building that generates more energy than it consumes.

To read the November GPP News Alert, click here.