The Department is also a partner in the Interreg Project, GPP 4 Growth. This project brings together partners from nine countries, to exchange experiences & practices and improve their capacities on implementing resource efficiency policies that promote eco-innovation and green growth through Green Public Procurement (GPP). This project runs until 2021 and aims to:
- Increase the capacity of regional administrations to effectively implement resource efficiency policies, applying green public procurement
- Improve the implementation of national/regional resource efficiency policies, providing incentives to businesses to integrate environmental factors and costs when producing goods and/or providing supplies, services and works.
- Unlock regional/national investments on green public procurement to promote the development of new green products and services
- Improve regional actors’ readiness and create knowledge awareness on the influence of green public procurement on the adoption of sustainable consumption and production patterns by businesses operating in the region.
If you would like to keep up to date with the project and other GPP updates and activities, please email us at GPP@dccae.gov.ie and we will add you to our mailing list