Preliminary Programme of the PEF Food Conference now online
February 21, 2014
We are very happy to announce that the PEF Food Conference, taking place at beautiful peninsula Schwanenwerder 6-7 May 2014, will host the exclusive presentation of the freshly selected EU Environmental Footprint pilot projects for feed, food, drink and related products.
Dates:1st series of public consultations for Environmental Footprint Pilots
February 11, 2014
The process for the development of Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) and Organisation Environmental Footprint Sector Rules (OEFSRs) forsees a number of consultation processes (physical and web-based). Within the next three months, the first physical consultations will be held in Brussels (find dates below), covering the pilots of the non-food sector. This is an opportunity for interested stakeholders to discuss and comment on the first outputs of the pilots, including:
the precise definition of the product group/sector;
the results of the analysis of existing Product Category Rules/Organisation Sector Rules to check potential compliance with the requirements of the Product/Organisation Environmental Footprint method;
the “representative product or organisation“
Comments regarding these issues will be gathered and discussed during the meeting. Comments can also be provided in writing through the e-commenting wiki pages for a four-week period.
The consultation meetings are public but registration is required. Only one representative per organisation will be accepted. Places are assigned on a first come/first serve basis (seats available for 40 people).
The second series of consultations for the non-food pilots are scheduled for spring 2015.
WEBINAR: PEF for Food & Drinks / 30th January 4pm (CET)
January 29, 2014
The application process for the 2nd wave of pilot projects for EU Environmental Footprint has just begun. Deadline for applications is 28th March 2014. Organisations from the following areas are invited to submit their application:
To support your organisation in the decisional process on whether to apply for the pilot phase or not, we invite you to join our next webinar. In this webinar we will provide you with an overview on the PEF/OEF pilot process and explain basic application requirements. The webinar will be held 30 January, 4 p.m. (CET).
If you are interested to participate please sign uphere. Participation is free of charge.
At the 15th of January 2014 the European Commission published the second call for volunteers addressed to food/feed/drink products. The Dialogue Forum was a preparatory event for the upcoming three years of the pilot phase and future policies on product sustainability. It aimed to:
Gain orientation in the environmental footprint process and find out about the objectives of the initiative and the expected effort for participants
Understand the perspectives of relevant stakeholders from the food & drink sector
Gather first hand information from participants of the already running (non-food) PEF pilot projects
Exchange and network with potential candidates of the upcoming pilot phase
Learn about benefits and limitations of the environmental footprint methodology