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The Nordic Swan: Possibilities and limitations for synergies with Green Public Procurement before 2014

  • Åke Thidell
  • Charlotte Leire
  • Thomas Lindhqvist
Publishing year: 2015
Language: English
Publication/Series: Nordiske Arbejdspapirer
Volume: 2015:908
Document type: Report
Publisher: Nordiska ministerrådet

Abstract english

This report was initiated and conducted as input to the discussions based on the “Vision 2015” document for the Nordic Swan that explicitly states a wish to find ways to make use of ecolabelling in the green public procurement (GPP) setting. In 2014, the Directive (2004/18/EG) on public procurement was revised and replaced by Directive (2014/24/EU). Some of the restrictions in using ecolabelling in GPP mentioned in this report may thus not be valid while the discussion on the relation between the two policy instruments as such still is considered relevant.


  • Environmental Management
  • ecolabelling


Åke Thidell
E-mail: aake [dot] thidell [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

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