The Environmental Performance of Public Procurement

Issues of Policy Coherence

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In recent years, a significant number of OECD member countries have introduced initiatives to reduce the environmentally damaging effects of public procurement.  Many countries have introduced "greener public purchasing" (GPP) policies in order to increase the recycled content of products or achieve specified levels of energy efficiency in capital equipment.  This book examines these issues in detail.  It is the outcome of a Workshop on "Greener Public Purchasing", held at the Austrian Ministry of the Environment in Vienna in October 2001.

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Overview of Budget Systems and Public Procurement in OECD Countries

This chapter is intended to provide background information on whether budget systems and procurement practices provide incentives or barriers to the purchase of environmentally preferable goods and services. The focus of the chapter is on budget and procurement practice in a general sense, rather than their implications for the environmental performance of public procurement. However, by providing an overview of common practice and the extent of reform in public expenditure management, the chapter allows for an analysis of the environmental implications in Chapter 4...


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