Public procurement amounts to around 14% of European Union GDP and, given this size, could well represent an important tool to foster the green transition. However, green public procurement continues to be underutilised in Europe, as several barriers to its application persist. A new EU regulatory action in this field could unlock the potential of green public procurement and add an important element to the European Green Deal toolbox.

The briefing “Green Public Procurement: A Neglected Tool in the European Green Deal Toolbox?” has been authored by André Sapir, Tom Schraepen and Simone Tagliapietra of Bruegel and published in Intereconomics (a publication by Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Centre for European Policy Studies).

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