Third edition of Buying Green! Handbook published

On April 2016 the European Commission published a fully revised version of Buying Green! - A Handbook on green public procurement.

The Handbook is the European Commission's main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact. It is also a useful reference for policy makers and companies responding to green tenders.

The third edition of the Handbook includes:

·         Guidance on how environmental considerations can be included at each stage of the procurement process in the current EU legal framework (adopted in 2014)

·         Practical examples drawn from contracting authorities across EU Member States

·         Sector specific GPP approaches for buildings, food and catering services, road transport vehicles and energy-using products.

Link to the handbook: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/Buying-Green-Handbook-3rd-Edition.pdf

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