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Buying into the Environment: Experiences, Opportunities and Potential for Eco-procurement
Green purchasing -- or eco-procurement -- by local and central governments has long been recommended in documents such as Agenda 21 to be a key-although sometimes supplemental-ingredient in the achievement of more environmentally responsible economies. Certainly, sustainable consumption cannot be considered a realistic goal without the full engagement of public authorities. Many initiatives have been undertaken in OECD countries, most successfully in Japan and Denmark where green public purchasing has been proven to be workable and highly effective, while, in other countries, city municipalities have successfully pioneered the development of sophisticated public environmental purchasing policies. The book, organised under the auspices of the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) analyses national approaches already tested, and provides in-depth surveys on the pioneer cities such as Hamburg, Malmoe and Zuerich. Serious attention is given to city-specific hurdles which have been faced and overcome.

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Free Content Preliminary material
pp. i-ix(9)

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Free Content Introduction: Public purchasing: a new, old policy tool
pp. 9-18(10)
Author: Erdmenger, Christoph

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Green purchasing in practice: Experiences and new approaches from the pioneer countries
pp. 19-29(11)
Authors: Ochoa, Amalia; Führ, Vivien; Günther, Dirk

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Local experiences: Green purchasing practices in six European cities
pp. 69-93(25)
Authors: Clement, Simon; Plas, Géraldine; Erdmenger, Christoph

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Triggering innovation
pp. 94-114(21)
Authors: Brander, Luke; Olsthoorn, Xander; Oosterhuis, Frans; Führ, Vivien

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The financial power and environmental benefits of green purchasing
pp. 115-133(19)
Author: Erdmenger, Christoph

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Methods for calculating the environmental benefits of ‘green’ products
pp. 134-163(30)
Authors: Schmidt, Anders; Frydendal, Jeppe

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Results of the european calculation
pp. 164-192(29)
Author: Pierrard, Roger

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Researching the market conditions for green purchasing
pp. 193-206(14)
Authors: Günther, Edeltraud; Klauke, Ines; Scheibe, Lilly

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Views from the green public procurement community
pp. 231-240(10)
Authors: Brander, Luke; Führ, Vivien; Olsthoorn, Xander

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Free Content Supplementary material
pp. 258-286(29)

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