Identification of Effective State-of-the-Art Green Public Procurement Policy and Practice for the Irish Public Sector (GAPS)

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This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2021-2030 (Grant No. 2021-GCE-1066). The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.


University of Galway, SEEACARO


The GAPS project is an inter-disciplinary research investigation that provides an understanding on how systemic change can be adopted generating an innovative Irish GPP toolkit impacting low carbon businesses and markets, diverse organisational models, climate action, the bioeconomy, the circular economy and decarbonisation of the economy. Full of case studiespractical recommendationstemplatesfunctional product lists  and service lists. The understanding of how systemic change can positively impact GPP policy and practice includes legal and organisational barriers and solutions and a financial rationale for adoption set against BAU scenarios and firmly establishes the benefits of GPP policy and practice going forward.

To achieve the goals of GAPS, the project  is led by University of Galway who are supported by the Atlantic Seaboard North Climate Action Regional Office (CARO), who coordinate and support local government to lead transformative change and measurable climate action across our cities, and the South East Energy Agency (SEEA), who is a non-profit, independent energy agency working primarily in the South-East of Ireland.

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