On June 25th, 2020, the Policy Learning Platform hosted a webinar on innovative approaches to Green Public Procurement (GPP).
The new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) recognises Green Public Procurement (GPP) as an excellent opportunity for national, regional and local governments to drive a shift towards more sustainable products and services. To make this happen to a bigger extent, the European Commission envisages a change from a voluntary to a mandatory implementation of GPP. However, there are still a number of obstacles to GPP uptake.
The webinar brought together about 65 participants from around Europe to exchange concrete, hands-on experiences on unlocking GPP on different governance levels – national, regional and city. The webinar focused on innovative institutional and structural solutions to GPP and also addressed the topic of circular procurement. You can watch the recording below as well as access the presentations.