Circular and Climate-Friendly Public Procurement (CCFPP)

Circular and Climate Friendly Public Procurement (CCFPP) is a Nordic Vision project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers under the administrative leadership of the Norwegian Agency for Public and Financial Management (DFØ). CCFPP seeks to reduce the climate and environmental footprint of the Nordic public sectors' high level of consumption of products and services.


The Nordic region aims to be the world's most sustainable and resource-integrated region. To achieve this, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland have launched a strategic collaboration to drive innovative and circular solutions in green public procurement.

CCFPP sub-projects

CCFPP is a portfolio project for the following sub-projects.

Nordic ambition

Aligned with the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030, the Nordic countries are committed to advancing sustainability faster and more ambitiously than the rest of the world. This collaboration focuses on reducing the environmental impact of public procurement, leveraging the Nordic region's collective purchasing power, estimated at NOK 3,000 billion, to promote circular and climate-friendly solutions.

Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement show the way, but we need to work even more ambitiously and faster. By generating and sharing knowledge, we find new and innovative Nordic solutions. We achieve results by engaging people, organisations and companies – ourselves. 

Vision 2030, Mnisters for Co-operation

Key focus areas

The project targets four critical areas among the highest carbon footprint in the public sector:

  1. Transport – Zero emission transportation of products and services
  2. Furniture – Promoting circular and sustainable furniture solutions
  3. ICT – Promoting circular and sustainable ICT solutions
  4. Climate Data – Advanced climate measurement, monitoring and analysis

These areas offer significant potential for reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable practices.

Collaboration and impact

By strengthening cooperation among ambitious procurement organizations, the project aims to drive large-scale change. A demand-driven approach and coordinated measuring will help promote a more circular and climate-friendly economy in the Nordic region.

The Nordic Region constitutes the world’s 11th largest economy with considerable green purchasing power, and therefore substantial resources for change.

Zero Emission Delivery of Goods Report, Nordic Council of Ministers

Nordic reference group

A Nordic Council of Ministers' project, the CCFPP is under the administrative leadership of the Norwegian Agency for Public and Financial Management (DFØ) with the following reference group:

Project timeline

Highlights from August 2021 to December 2023
Custom Heading Styles

Project start

August 2021

Nordic Circular Furniture Market Dialogue Conference

December 2021

Digitally hosted by DFØ. Watch the conference here.

Nordic Circular ICT Dialogue Conference

February 2022

Digitally hosted by Motiva. Watch the conference here.

Published report on Climate Accounting

August 2022

Read the report "Climate Accounting in Public Procurement".

Funded innovative ICT procurement

December 2022

The project funded an innovative ICT procurement conducted by Asker Municipality.

Nordic Zero Emission Delivery Dialogue Workshop

August 2023

The project conducted a market dialogue in a workshop format in Stockholm.

Funded three innovative zero emission delivery projects

December 2023

The project funded three innovative zero emission delivery procurement projects conducted by Bærum Municipality, NAV Hjelpemiddelsentral Agder and the City of Stockholm. Read more here.

Project report

CCFPP strategic contributions

The Circular and Climate Friendly Public Procurement (CCFPP) project promotes the green transition of our Nordic societies and work towards carbon neutrality and a sustainable circular and bio-based economy. The project also strategically supports the Nordic Vision 2030 of making the Nordic region “the most sustainable and integrated region by 2030.”

Vision 2030

The CCFPP contributes to the Vision 2030 by:

  • Promoting a circular and bio-based economy
  • Supporting sustainable and competitive production
  • Fostering sustainable food systems
  • Ensuring resource-efficient and poison-free cycles in the Nordics
  • Enhancing international cooperation on environment and climate issues by showcasing Nordic green solutions

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The CCFPP contributes to several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Logos of sustainable development goals 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 17 that are covered in the covered in project CCFP
UN Sustainable Development Goals covered in the project CCFP
SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors


Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead


Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms


Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable


By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries


By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources


By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse


Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities

SDG 13 Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts


Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

SDG 17 Partnerships For the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development


Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence


Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development


Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries


Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

At a glance

  • Countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
  • Funding: Nordic Council of Ministers under Vision 2030
  • Timeline: August 2021 to December 2024
  • Stakeholders: Public sector agencies and market suppliers in the Nordics
  • Areas of focus: Transport, furniture, ICT and climate date
  • UN SDGs: 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 17
  • Administrative Body: Norwegian Agency for Public and Financial Management (DFØ)

Adopting a demand-driven approach within high priority categories, project CCFPP is paving the way for a swift green transition. CCFPP's pilot projects drive large-scale change within public procurement, work towards carbon neutrality and facilitate a sustainable circular and bio-based economy in the Nordic region.


Zero Emission Delivery Of Goods Report
pdf 21.38 MB
Action plan to increase the proportion of green public procurement and green innovation
pdf 4.05 MB
The Nordic Countries in the Green Transition – More Than Just Neighbours Report.pdf
pdf 1.89 MB

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Updated: 12. July 2024


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