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EU target for green public procurement missed
Only 26 percent of purchases qualified as "green" in 2010
According to the results of a study commissioned by the European Commission only 26 percent of the public purchases in 2009 and 2010 can be considered as "green", whereas the EU aimed at having one half of the tenders carried out with GPP criteria for this period of time. However, more than 50 percent of the contracts employed at least one green criterion.
The survey was conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies and the College of Europe and analyzed more than 850 public contracts. It was found out that EU member states applied the green public procurement (GPP) criteria to a very different extent. It appears that purchasing costs are still the dominating criterion as the lifecycle approach is used rarely.
For more information, please visit the website of the European Commission for Green Public Procurement (source):