The European Commission is supporting EU authorities who want to go green with several support tools:
- EU GPP criteria, in 2017, new criteria have been adopted for furniture, textiles, paints, varnishes and road markings
- Good practice Data Base
- Guidance documents such as Buying Green and the 2017 Circular Procurement Brochure
- GPP Helpdesk
- News alert
All resources are available here

Implemented in

  • Europe and Central Asia

Sector of activity
Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Shared by

Robert Kaukewitsch

European Commission

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support for public authorities and EU Member States to implement GPP in a legally compliant way


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

impacts hard to measure
the criteria are taken up to a large extent in national GPP action plans
The Buying Green guide is one of the most downloaded brochures of DG Environment in the Commission

Next steps and how to get involved

All resources can be used free of charge. We are happy to recieve more input on good practices within the EU and contributions to the criteria which are developed in an extensive stakeholder process. You can sign up to our news alert here: