GPP 2020

GPP 2020 - Mainstreaming low-carbon procurement

2013 - 2016

GPP 2020 has demonstrated the huge energy and CO2 savings which public authorities in Europe can make by procuring innovative products, services and works.

Over the course of three years, more than 100 low-carbon tenders were implemented by over 40 public authorities in eight countries, resulting in calculated savings of over 900,000 tonnes CO2e and 140,000 toe (tonnes of oil equivalent).

GPP 2020 also put in place structures to support public authorities looking to implement low-carbon tenders in future. These include dedicated national helpdesks, replicable case studies and an international training programme.

For more information on how other local authorities can replicate these achievements, visit

  • The National Procurement Office (BeschA) is the central purchasing body for the German government.
  • The Metropolitan Area of Rome represents 121 councils and governs one of the largest and the most populated metropolitan area in Italy.
  • Consip S.P.A is a public stock company owned by Italy‚Äôs Ministry of the Economy and Finance that operates on behalf of the State, within the framework of the strategic guidelines and tasks given by its sole shareholder.
  • Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands.
  • OesteCIM is an intermunicipal community of 12 municipalities in West Portugal that aims to promote sustainable development.
  • The Slovenian Ministry of Finance, Public Procurement Directorate carries out joint procurement for other public authorities.
  • The Ministry of Territory and Sustainability of the Catalonian Government works among other issues on sustainable procurement.
  • The Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN) is the regional energy agency of Catalonia.

Co-funded by Intelligent Energy Europe by the European Commission.