Low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure: the role of public procurement

This report discusses how to leverage the power of public procurement laws, policies and practices to drive low-carbon innovation in the infrastructure sector. It identifies the most promising parts of the procurement cycle to drive innovation and explains how they can best be utilized to support the transition toward a low-carbon economy in Europe. It provides recommendations for EU policy-makers, for EU Member states and for public procurement agencies on how to scale up the use of public procurement for low-carbon innovation in the construction and infrastructure sector.