GAPS is an interdisciplinary research investigation project in the area of Green Public Procurement that seeks to create a toolkit of best practices and case studies for GPP. It seeks to provide an understanding of 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.
GAPS is led by the University of Galway with funding from the EPA Research Programme 2030. The Atlantic Seaboard North Climate Action Regional Office (CARO), will coordinate and support local government to lead transformative change and measurable climate action across cities. South East Ireland Energy Agency will lead the communication of the project results.
GAPS will provide case studies, practical recommendations, templates, functional product lists, and service lists. To help users of this toolkit understand how systematic change can positively impact GPP policy and practice, this toolkit will include legal and organisational barriers and solutions and a financial rationale for adoption set against Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenarios.
They are currently looking for organisations to provide them with Case Studies that have examples of good Green Public Procurement practice. They are also looking for people to sign up to their mailing list and follow their social media channels to receive updates and future newsletters relating to the project and toolkit. You can do this by following the links below: