Green Public Procurement (GPP) contributes to closed material and energy loops, by minimizing and in certain cases avoiding the environmental pressure and the waste creation across the whole life-cycle. The EU Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) recognises public procurement as a key driver in the transition towards the circular economy.

Emphasis is placed in implementing activities eventually supporting EDA’s participating Member States (pMS)’ Ministries of Defence (MoDs) to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact, throughout their life-cycle.

Project ideas

Defence Green Procurement Training

This project idea recognises the imperative to enhance knowledge, awareness, and skills in green procurement within the defense sector through targeted training activities. Acknowledging the diverse range of stakeholders involved in Green Procurement (GP), the project advocates for the development and implementation of three distinct courses tailored to the unique needs of the Defence sector. Recognising that a one-size-fits-all approach may not effectively catalyse change across defence organisations, this initiative aims to develop separate courses to address the varied aspects of Green Procurement.

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Green Procurement Knowledge Platform 

This project idea outlines the creation of a comprehensive knowledge platform focusing on circular and green procurement within the defence sector. Positioned as a centralised resource, this platform aims to be a go-to destination for defence procurement authorities, providing easy access to a wealth of information related to green and circular criteria. It encompasses Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria, labels, standards, case studies, defence-specific examples, and details on applicable environmental management systems.  

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