*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – EC Comm. 16 July 2008, Communication on Public procurement for a better environment, COM (2008) 400 final and Working documents SEC (2008) 2124, 2125 and 2126 As part of the Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy (SCP/SIP), which aims to contribute to improving the energy and environmental performance of products, the Commission's Communication of 16 July 2008 "Public procurement for a better environment" starts by recalling the importance of public procurement both in economic terms (equivalent to 16% of EU Gross Domestic Product)
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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)
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