Policy Paper: “The role of sustainable public procurement policies and non-governmental certification schemes in the EU and Canada in the context of trade rules” by Patrick Clark

Policy Paper: “The role of sustainable public procurement policies and non-governmental certification schemes in the EU and Canada in the context of trade rules” by Patrick Clark

Policy Paper (June 2011) by Patrick Clark, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

This paper comes out of the 4 March 2011 workshop on Local Food Policy held by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue at the British High Commission in Ottawa. A common topic identified by workshop participants was the role of government procurement policies and non-governmental certification schemes in the development of sustainable local food systems.

This short article addresses some of the policy issues related to the growth of sustainable public procurement policies and non-governmental certification schemes in the European Union and Canada.

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