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The State of the Art of Green Public Procurement in Europe: Documental Analysis of European Practices

  • Irene LitardiEmail author
  • Gloria Fiorani
  • Daniele Alimonti
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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to study what is the state of art of the Green Public Procurement in the light of the newest tendencies promoted by the United Nation in the Agenda 2030. The objective is mapping the principal practices and their environmental impact. After an introduction on the topic, we define a theoretical framework regarding the Green Public Procurement. Using a qualitative research methodology such as documental analysis, we review and evaluate electronic documents collected by the European Commission on its website. This list includes the most prominent Green Public Procurement practices, divided in 129 PDF documents (update in August 2016) and separated for each sector. The authors draw a map of the initiative put in place by European public administrations and provide a critical reading of the cases examined based on pertinent theories and models, in particular, the Triple Bottom Line approach.and 29 PDF documents (update in August 2016) and separated for each sector. The researchers present a map of public administrations initiatives and their critical reading on the basis of the main theories and models considered, in particular, the Triple Bottom Line approach.

Keywords

Green public procurement European Union Public Administration Agenda 2030 Documental analysis Sustainable development goals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Litardi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gloria Fiorani
    • 1
  • Daniele Alimonti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management and LawUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Political Economy and GovernanceBarcelonaSpain

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