- Consumer Information for SCP
The original information on webinar
DATE: 6 and 7 August (English and Spanish)
TIME: Both events will occur at 6pm BST.
Ecolabels are known as an effective marketing tool to communicate environmental friendliness of products to consumers and are a key tool to support implementation of green public procurement in many developed and developing countries worldwide. Many governments and industry groups recognize that ecolabelling could provide sought-after economic incentives for better long-term stewardship and availability of natural resources important for national economic welfare.
The two webinars explore the importance of ecolabels within green public procurement in order to showcase the role that ecolabels can play in procurement policy.
The aim is to build capacity and knowledge on type 1 ecolabels and ensure they are a prominent component of green public procurement.
Working Group 2 on Type I Ecolabels
Type I ecolabels align with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)14024:2018 and are awarded to environmentally preferable products and services based on life cycle considerations. Type 1 ecolabels are verified by an independent third party organization and have therefore been recognized as the most reliable certification schemes. The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is an international platform for coordination between type I ecolabels (as per the ISO 14024 definition). Many governments and industry groups recognize that ecolabelling could provide sought-after economic incentives for better long-term stewardship and availability of natural resources important for national economic welfare. For developed countries, promotion of ecolabels is essential to reach end consumers. For less developed countries, education, capacity building, consultations and coaching programs are needed for those who would like to develop ecolabel schemes or start criteria development.
The working group is led by the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), UN Environment (UNEP) and the Advance SCP Project (funded by BMU through IKI), implemented by GIZ Thailand. The aim of the working group is to share knowledge and build capacity on Type I Ecolabels globally.
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