With the approval of the new Public Contracts Code in 2016, Italy is the only European country that has made Green Public Procurement mandatory. This means that all public authorities have to employ Minimal Environmental Criteria (Criteri ambientali minimi) in choosing contractors during public calls for tenders.  Green Public Procurement (GPP) is defined by the European Commission as “a process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured.”  Therefore, GPP represents a substantive political strategy aimed at converting the economy toward sustainability.    The GPP4Growth pr...