Interdisciplinary workshop on Green Public Procurement

Law and public management

The major role of public procurement in the economy makes it a significant – and necessary – tool to fight climate change. Thus, it’s not surprising that international, EU and national policies have made Green Public Procurement (GPP) a key focus area in the transition to a more sustainable global economy.

This Interdisciplinary green public procurement workshop aims to address current developments and issues in the field of green public procurement. The two-day workshop will bring together researchers within law and public management from the US, Europe and Scandinavia to discuss green public procurement from different perspectives. 

The workshop is part of the research project PROCUREGREEN funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. PROCUREGREEN is a collaboration between Roskilde University, The Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE) and the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.




Day1: 22 April

The landscape of GPP in EU and US Professor Roberto Caranta, University of Turin

The landscape of GPP in EU and US Professor Steven L. Schooner, GW Law
Sustainability, Competition, and Equity: An Analysis of U.S. Federal Contracting Benjamin M. Brunjes, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
Local governments’ use of public procurement to meet sustainability goals Lachezar G. Anguelov, Faculty member, The Evergreen State College

Combatting Climate Change through Public Procurement: A Big Data and Machine Learning Approach

Bjarke Lund-Sørensen, Lena Brogaard & Ole Helby Petersen (Roskilde University, Denmark)
Contract performance conditions Ezgi Usyal, Ph.D. Student Sapiens
Strategic contracting Sarah Maria Denta, Copenhagen Business School
Due diligence and public procurement Olga Giakouminaki, Copenhagen University
Enforcement of green contract clauses Carina Risvig Hamer, Professor, Copenhagen University

Day2: 23 April

Is public procurement special? Towards mandatory green
procurement or sectoral rules
Kirsi-Maria Halonen, Professor, Finland
Green public procurement: a critique and a narrow path forward Pedro Telles, associate professor, Copenhagen Business School
Public Procurement for Climate Change Mitigation – Insights from the PhD Thesis Federica Muscaritoli, Marie Curie PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen
Climate Change Issue Proximity and Support for Sustainability Initiatives: The Case of Green Public Procurement Ana-Maria Dimand, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University
The Influence of Procurement Managers and Organizational Size on Green Public Procurement  Søren Kjær Foged (VIVE – The Danish Center for Social Science Research, Denmark)
A Study with Public Procurement Officials Implementing Net Zero Policy in Government Contracts around the UK J. Ruairi Macdonald




 Conference fee: 0 DKK



Please sign up using this form no later than 17 April 2024, 10:00 (CET)



University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, room, South Campus, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S



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