Climate Accounting in Public Procurements: Status in the Nordic Countries

Standley, Martin Nissinen, Ari Engelbrechtsen Østerby Carlsen, Mette Cosnier, Maria Johansson, Jens Thornèus, Joakim

Public procurement is increasingly being used to implement political goals, often related to sustainability. A prioritised goal at present is reducing the climate emissions caused by our consumption of goods and services.

For contracting authorities (CA), taking climate aspects into account when procuring requires effort and can increase costs. They need data to be able to select which procurements, products and suppliers can give most climate effect. At present relevant, comparable climate data is not readily available.

This report analyses the needs for CAs and the current status in the Nordic countries as a basis for planning actions to better the availability of product-related climate data.

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