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Calculations and data sources for public services

Learn more about the algorithm we use to calculate footprints in the category public services, which data sources are used and which we plan for the future.

Construction and operation of, for example, roads, hospitals and other public services are paid for through tax money, and have a discharge on a par with personal consumption. The emissions have three sources: consumption to the municipality, consumption to the county municipality and consumption to the state. All this is distributed in our model to the inhabitants of each municipality.

Asplan Viak calculates the emissions to the municipalities' activities in Klimakost. We use this data through our collaboration, and distribute these emissions per inhabitant in the municipality. Currently, this figure is an average for the whole of Norway; in the long run, the figure will be municipality-specific.