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National sources

  • AUSTRIA

Ökokauf Wien: Think Green – Buy Green - in German and English (Stadt Wien)

Ökoeinkauf Check it! green criteria catalogue - in German and English (Lebensministerium –Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment)

  • CZECH REPUBLIC

Ministry of the Environment/CENIA - Czech Environment Agency website in Czech

  • DENMARK

Environmental Guidelines for Public Purchasers - in Danish (Miljøstyrelsen - Danish Environmental Protection Agency)

  • ESTONIA

Ministry of the Environment website in Estonian (contains information on GPP)

  • FINLAND

The Finnish Environment Agency(SYKE) undertakes research and projects related to GPP.

Finnish database of products and environment - in Finnish (FCG - Finnish Consulting Group Ltd.)

  • FRANCE

Achats éco-responsables website - in French (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie ADEME - French Environmental Protection Agency)

Guide de l'achat public éco-responsable website - in  French (Ministère de l'Économie - French Ministry of Economy)

Commande Publique & Développement Durable website - in French (ADEME)

Eco-conception de produits websites - in French (ADEME)Administration éco-responsable website - in French (Délégation Interministérielle au Développement Durable)

  • GERMANY

Umweltfreundliche Beschaffung Green Public Procurement website - in German and English (Umweltbundesamt UBA – German Environmental Protection Agency)

Administrative directive on how to implement GPP throughout the procurement process - in German

  • HUNGARY

Green Public Procurement website – in Hungarian and English (Környezettudományi Központ - Center for Environmental Studies KTK-CES)

Green Procurement Manual for Hungarian Municipalities – in Hungarian (KTK-CES - doc-document)

  • IRELAND

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government website in English – contains information on Ireland’s National Action Plan and related initiatives.

  • ITALY

Green Public Procurement website - in Italian (Ministero dell’Ambiente – Italian Ministry of the Environment)

Information on National GPP Action-Plan – in Italian and English (Ministero dell’Ambiente - pdf-document)

  • LITHUANIA

Information on environmental procurement – in Lithuanian (Aplinkos Ministerija – Ministry of the Environment)

Procurement: Improvement and Development Strategy (2009-2013) – in Lithuanian (Ūkio ministerija – Lithuanian Ministry of Economy - doc-document)

  • MALTA

Green Network - Procurement website – in English (Environmental Corporate Responsibility Office, Government of Malta)

  • NETHERLANDS

Duurzam inkopen website – in Dutch (Rijksoverheid – Government of the Netherlands)

  • NORWAY

Action plan on GPP (2007-2010) – in Norwegian (Miljøverndepartementet – Ministry of the Environment)

Information on GPP – in Norwegian (Direktoratet for forvaltning og IKT – Agency for Public Management and eGovernment)

  •  POLAND

Website of the Polish Public Procurement Office (PPO) in Polish and English (summary and link to National Action Plan)

  • PORTUGAL

Portuguese Environment Agency - information on GPP in Portuguese

  • ROMANIA

Ministry of the Environment, Public Policy Unit – information in Romanian and English

  • SPAIN

Information and guidelines for GPP – in Spanish (Castellan) (Ayuntamiento de Madrid – City of Madrid)

GPP Manual – in Catalan (Generalitat de Catalunya – Government of Catalonia - pdf-document)

Sustainable City Council Barcelona – in Catalan, Spanish (Castellan) and English (Ajuntament de Barcelona – City of Barcelona)

Extensive practical handbook for Green Purchase and Public Contracting – in Basque and Spanish (Castellan) (manual: pdf), general information in English, (Ihobe – Basque Agency for Environmental Management).

  • SWEDEN

EKU database – in Swedish and English (Miljöstyrningsrådet – Swedish Environmental Management Council)

  • SWITZERLAND

Green Public Purchasing websites – in French, German, Italian, and English (BAFU-OFEV – Federal Office for the Environment)

  • UNITED KINGDOM

The UK Government’s Sustainable Public Purchasing website (for central Government) – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – DEFRA

Government Buying Standards – DEFRA

Procuring the Future: Sustainable Procurement National Action Plan – DEFRA (pdf-document)

Sustainable Procurement Strategy for Local Governments – Local Government Improvement and Development (formerly IDeA)