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When the state shall, at the storhandel, they need to act green

Public sector represent a large etterspørselskraft in the Norwegian economy. On an annual basis made it public procurement for more than 460 billion. The state's overall innkjøpsmakt is of great importance to establish a markedsgrunnlag for environment/climate-friendly products and services. Likewise, it will be through public sector procurement could be involved in driving forward climate-friendly innovation in areas that benefit all to the good.

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Through the regjeringsplattformen has the bourgeois parties committed themselves to using public procurement to stimulate demand for the products that are produced with lavutslippsteknologi. This is a correct decision based on metrics that show that green procurement provides a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impact on between 30 and 80 percent.

On a mission the Ministry of industry and ministry of fisheries have the consulting Oslo Economics examined how different samfunnshensyn affects public procurement. The consulting firm concludes that the environment/klimakrav can contribute to increased transaction costs in the procurement process and provide weak cost-effectiveness compared with a range of other climate change measures.

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Report from Oslo Economics provides relevant objections against the way of today you make green purchases. This is an argument to customize purchases with relevant expertise and good processes, not an argument against setting such requirements.

In the assessment of other climate change measures has the consulting company failed to make a closer assessment of the realism of political support. The comparison is thus less relevant.

This can explain the large differences in the Norwegian environmental policy Debate

Public sector coordinated innkjøpsmakt at close to 5000 billion in the next ten years, represents one of the strongest tools the government possesses to contribute to innovation, green competitiveness and reduced emissions. Therefore the central task in the upcoming white paper not to ask about, but to discuss how the environment and klimahensyn can be taken in public procurement, at the same time as efficiency and competition are respected. The task it should be fully possible to solve.

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