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Procurement - Green procurement
OECD IS COMMITTED TO GREEN PROCUREMENT
In 2002, OECD countries adopted the Recommendation on the Environmental Performance of Public Procurement which advocates setting green targets in procurement and adopting measures to make sure that the targets are met.
OECD countries increasingly include environmental objectives in procurement strategies.
In 2011 OECD countries identified the following major obstacles to buying green products or services:
- Fear that green products cost more (79%)
- Lack of mechanisms monitoring if green policies work (45%)
- Absence of incentives to implement green projects (42%)
- Lack of sufficient suppliers (36%)
BEST PRACTICES FOR GREEN PROCUREMENT
A collection of best practices have been prepared by the OECD, providing good practices for green public procurement at national and sub-national levels. The practices cover the following areas:
- Green Public Procurement Legal and Policy Framework
- Understanding Market Capacity and Assessing Costs and Benefits
- Introducing Environmental Standards in Procurement
- Professionalising Green Public Procurement
- Raising Awareness
- Monitoring Green Public Procurement
Going Green: Best Practices for Public Procurement
This report compiles case studies across the six dimensions of Green Public Procurement. It includes good practices and challenges in implementing green public procurement in a national or sub-national context.
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