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Welcome to the 'roads' website

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This is the project website designed for a study which prepares the ground for the revision of the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for "Road construction". The study is carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Dir.B - Growth and Innovation (JRC). The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

The GPP criteria will be based on the requirements addressed in EU Communication COM(2008) 400 "Public Procurement for a better Environment". The purpose of this project is to revise the EU GPP criteria to have updated, clear and ambitious environmental criteria, based on a life-cycle approach and scientific evidence base. Several environmental, safety, technical and functional aspects will be considered.

Moreover, during the GPP criteria revision and development continuous wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders of manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs. The evidence base uses available scientific information and data, adopts a life-cycle approach and engages participants to discuss the issues and develop consensus. Two types of criteria will be proposed: the core criteria that are those suitable for use by any contracting authority across the Member States and address the key environmental impacts and the comprehensive criteria for those who wish to purchase the best environmental products available on the market.

Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of this study. If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, you can do so through the website, by registering as a stakeholder. The registered stakeholders will be regularly informed about the progress of the study, have access to preliminary results and draft documents and can respond to questionnaires and/or participate at stakeholder meetings.

If you would like to contact us directly, we refer to the contact details of the project team.


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