Green Public Procurement as Potential Lever of Green Growth

Jovanović, Predrag and Ostojić, Ivana and Stojković-Zlatanović, Sanja (2022) Green Public Procurement as Potential Lever of Green Growth. In: Sustainable Recovery in Post-Pandemic Era: Green Economy Challenges. Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, “Ss. Cyril at MethodiusUniversity in Skopje, North Macedonia”, Skopje, pp. 127-140. ISBN 978-9989-633-61-4

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In the past two decades, public procurement changed significantly from compliance to a strategic function in a majority of highly developed countries becoming a strong lever that promotes green growth. EU legislation created favorable legal preconditions for the application of green public procurement (GPP) in member states (MS) in all phases of the procurement process. However, some recent research show that uptake of GPP was low and fragmented in MS with weak enforcement of the public procurement rules allowing environmental considerations. To promote GPP adoption of GPP in practice, governments have to work on closing implementation gaps. That includes, besides creating a favorable legal framework, establishing a centralized governmental body that would lead and coordinate reforms in this area as well as developing an evaluation methodology to detect the strengths and weaknesses of a public procurement system. Strategies and annual action plans for the development of public procurement system that includes GPP, as an integral part should be prepared accompanied by close monitoring of progress in their implementation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable public procurement, green public procurement, green growth, implementation gap
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Centre for economic research
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2023 08:19
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2023 09:39

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