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5 February 2019

Webinar

Ecolabel, what is that? And how to develop a new ecolabel

The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is a non-profit association of third-party, environmental performance recognition, certification and labelling organisations founded in 1994 to improve, promote, and develop the ecolabelling of products and services. Only environmentally friendly products and services proven to have lower environmental impact may carry a GEN member ecolabel. GEN member ecolabels are among the world's strongest environmental labels for products and services. "Ecolabelling" is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification and labelling that is practised around the world. An ecolabel identifies products or services proven environmentally preferable overall, within a specific product or service category. GEN members operate some of the world's strongest ecolabels.

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 eco-labelling could provide sought-after economic incentives for better long-term stewardship and availability of natural resources important for national economic welfare.

To further drive progress in this area, the Global Ecolabelling Network, GIZ Thailand and UN Environment are starting a project to support emerging ecolabelling initiatives around the world. The aim of the project is to facilitate learning between existing and emerging ecolabelling schemes, and build capacity to develop new ones. You can find more information about the project here: http://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/initiative/working-group-2-type-i-ecolabels .

if you have any questions, please contact:

Ulriqa Westman, Project Manager

Good Environmental Choice Ecolabel: ulriqa.westman@ naturskyddsforeningen.se

 

Please register for:

Ecolabels Type 1: Introduction webinar (in English)
February 5, 2019 12:00 PM GMT [1 hour]

https://join-emea.broadcast.skype.com/consint.org/fc66f6b813a04011b236b48847c84f87 

or

Ecolabels Type 2: Introduction webinar (in English & Russian)
February 12, 2019 12:00 PM GMT [1 hour]

https://join-emea.broadcast.skype.com/consint.org/9c9a5c031f914b78a734dd0c12eb3f12

14 - 15 February 2019

Conference

Successful R&I in Europe 2019

Düsseldorf

For the tenth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects. The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. In 2019, special partner regions are: Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland.

There will be an exhibition "Innovations for Europe based in North-Rhine Westphalia" (on 14th February 2019).

The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • Transport
  • Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)

The event addresses especially universities and research institutes and small as well as medium-sized enterprises. Participants are invited to become involved in established and new technology networks between researchers, entrepreneurs and multipliers related to Horizon 2020. Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

Find out more here.

28 February 2019

Conference

Innovation 2019

London

Supported by John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the UK Civil Service and Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office, Innovation 2019 will focus on how civil servants in the UK and overseas are pursuing innovation in policy making, technology, working practices, procurement and service delivery.

Featuring speakers from the worlds of government and business, Innovation 2019 will explore how civil servants can respond to fast-changing public expectations – fostering innovation amongst their staff, learning ground-breaking new techniques from their peers at home and abroad, and changing organisational cultures and processes

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