Carbon pricing as an element of a sustainable organisation

Under the so-called Climate Envelope scheme extra funds were made available in 2019 for using public procurement to give an impulse to the transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy. These funds are to be invested in support and dissemination of knowledge on these issues at the local and regional government level. While it is widely recognised that internal carbon pricing has a key role to play in this context, it is still unclear how precisely it can best be applied. The Climate Alliance, in partnership with the twelve provincial executives, therefore commissioned a study on the potential role of carbon pricing at ‘Sustainable Organisations’, here taken to mean organisations that have achieved an understanding of the carbon footprint of all the processes involved in the affairs of the own provincial organisation, in most cases procurement of stationery and other office items, catering, furniture and toiletries, as well as business travel and energy use.