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This is the project webpage of the revision of EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for Public Space Maintenance. The study was carried out from 2017 to 2019 by the Joint Research Centre's Directorate B - Growth and Innovation (JRC) for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

The EU GPP for Public Space Maintenance promotes the production and consumption of products with a reduced environmental impact along the life cycle.

The EU GPP criteria aim to guide public authorities seeking to procure environmentally friendly goods and services.

The GPP criteria are based on the requirements addressed in EU Communication COM(2008) 400 "Public Procurement for a better Environment".

The criteria are defined on the basis of the environmental information derived from Life Cycle Assessment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Different environmental, safety and functional aspects are considered.

The evidence base uses available scientific information and data, adopts a life-cycle approach and engages participants to discuss the issues and develop consensus.

Stakeholder involvement was a crucial part of this study. During the GPP and EU Ecolabel criteria revision, wide consultation took place with experts and stakeholders of manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs.