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9 June 2016

Danish EPA section head interviewed in GPP News Alert

The May edition of DG Environment's monthly procurement magazine GPP News Alert contains an interview with Iben Kinch Sohn, Head of Section with SPP Regions member the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Kinch Sohn works on projects and strategies within the area of sustainable consumption and production, including green public procurement (GPP).

In the interview, Ms. Kinch Sohn talks about fostering sustainable procurement in Denmark, noting that the ministry launched a series of initiatives to promote green purchasing. This includes a dedicated online forum on sustainable procurement, through which procurers can engage in discussions on procurement approaches and find best practice case studies and tools.

A partnership programme between frontrunner municipalities, regions and other public organisations was also established. "The main stimulus behind the partnership is the potential impact it can have on the market: the more partners involved, the greater the procurement volume and the greater the impact on the market," said Ms. Kinch Sohn.

To read the interview, click here.