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Greening state framework contracts - Approaches in the Nordic countries

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The purpose of this study was to clear out how Green Public Procurement has been realized in state framework contracts in the Nordic countries, to propose country-specific ways to improve the situation, and to draw a general model of efficient ways to realize green state framework contracts. The study was carried through in 2014 and 2015 by Bjørn Bauer and Rikke Fischer-Bogason (PlanMiljø, Denmark), Luitzen de Boer and Sig1urd Vildåsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and Timo Kivistö (Kivistö Consulting, Finland). The study was supervised by the Working Group of Nordic Council of Ministers for Sustainable Consumption and Production (i.e. HKP-group). In addition to this Full Report, the project has also resulted in a short Summary Report and a power point presentation (slides), including the key findings and conclusions.

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Conclusions, recommendations, perspectives

The public sector procures vast amounts of goods and services and application of green criteria in public procurement should result in significant environmental benefits. Moreover, Green Public Procurement (GPP) can have a positive impact on green innovation in the private sector hereby constituting an important driver of green transition.

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