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Public procurement of nature-based solutions


Fecha de publicación
16 octubre 2020
Dirección General de Investigación e Innovación
Departamento relacionado
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation


Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) can be a powerful tool for cities dealing with the contemporary sustainability challenges including degradation of natural capital and ecosystem services, vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, as well as corresponding health and wellbeing issues. NBS have potential to boost local economies and create business opportunities. However, many public authorities still report difficulties in using public procurement to implement NBS projects. This report provides an overview of the major challenges facing NBS procurers in the EU, along with case studies of success in addressing those barriers across nine European cities. The findings may help other public authorities adapt their procurement processes to procure NBS more effectively.


16 OCTUBRE 2020
Public procurement of nature-based solutions
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