The Danish finance ministry has launched new measures intended to make public procurement more sustainable. It is termed a ‘bold and ambitious proposal’ to turn public procurement green by 2030. According to officials, millions are spent each year on items and services that are not green or sustainable and are to the detriment to the country’s climate ambitions.

According to officials, the only way for Denmark to achieve its target of cutting emissions by 70% by the end of the next decade is by fully embracing the green agenda, with public procurement playing a vital role.

Among the initiatives are: making public vehicles emission-free, reducing the environmental impact of public buildings and to introducing greener and more sustainable food alternatives in public canteens. Read more in The Mayor.eu

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