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IF CEED workshop looks at potential of green procurement for defence

Over 30 experts from across Europe met on 1 April for a workshop organised under the EDA-managed Incubation Forum for Circular Economy in European Defence (IF CEED) to discuss the crucial question of green procurement potential for the defence sector.

The meeting built on the results of a questionnaire distributed last December to EDA participating Member States’ (pMS) procurement experts about potential actions that could be taken to exploit the potential of green defence procurement to support the EU Green Deal. 

During the workshop, participants from 14 Member States’ Ministries of Defence (MoDs) shared experiences and lesson learned in applying green and circular criteria in defence procurement, and discussed potential needs and required actions for further improvement of green procurement in MoDs. Specific contributions were made by experts from the Dutch MoD and from the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO), as well as by the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS). The idea is that the IF CEED’s joint discussions and activities will help trigger concrete collaborative actions and projects aiming at strengthening the green/circular procurement in the defence area.

The Incubation Forum for Circular Economy in European Defence (IF CEED is co-funded by the European Union (under the LIFE programme) and the Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - Directorate of Defence.


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