CASE COMMENT : PUBLIC SECTOR - SECONDARY LAW - EC COMMISSION COMMUNICATION - PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

Public procurement: The European Commission is in favour of a common approach regarding definition, monitoring and benchmarking of Green Public Procurement, in line with the EU Strategy for Innovation and Sustainable Development and in order to be taken into consideration when implementing EU funding mechanisms (Environnement)

EC Comm. 16 July 2008, Communication on Public procurement for a better environment, COM (2008) 400 final and Working documents SEC (2008) 2124, 2125 et 2126 S'inscrivant dans le cadre du plan d'action sur la consommation et la production durables et la politique industrielle durable (PCD/PID) dont le but est de contribuer à l'amélioration des performances énergétiques et environnementales des produits, la communication de la Commission du 16 juillet 2008 “relative à des marchés publics pour un environnement meilleur” commence par rappeler l'importance que revêtent les marchés publics tant en termes économiques (l'équivalent de 16 % du produit intérieur brut de l'UE) qu'en tant qu'indicateurs des tendances en matière de production et de consommation. Aussi, aux yeux de la Commission, “une

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Stéphane Rodrigues, Public procurement: The European Commission is in favour of a common approach regarding definition, monitoring and benchmarking of Green Public Procurement, in line with the EU Strategy for Innovation and Sustainable Development and in order to be taken into consideration when implementing EU funding mechanisms (Environnement), 16 July 2008, Concurrences Review N° 4-2008, Art. N° 22315, pp. 151-152

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