6th PCF World Summit | Environmental Footprinting in Europe and Beyond: How will it Shape the Corporate Agenda?
We are happy to announce the 6th PCF World Summit on 26-27 October 2011 in Berlin. Its overall theme "Environmental Footprinting in Europe and Beyond: How will it Shape the Corporate Agenda?" will explore the relationship between product carbon footprinting and other environmental aspects as well as product sustainability labels.
The past years have seen a strong focus on building the foundations for assessing GHG emissions in value chains. This work will continue and more emphasis will be placed on sector and product level specifications and actual implementation. Besides this important "deepening" of GHG management and reporting along value chains, a number of public and private initiatives are widening their scopes to assess the environmental and social performance of products in a more comprehensive and integrated manner. Prominent examples are the Environmental Product Declaration Programme in France which is currently in its long awaited experimentation phase and the recently launched Environmental Footprinting Project by the European Commission. Also many existing programs with a focus on other sustainability issues, such as organic, fair trade or eco-labels, are incorporating climate change considerations in their set of criteria.
The 6th PCF World Summit end of October will focus on better understanding these developments towards more holistic product sustainability assessments and reporting. Individual sessions will explore methodological issues as well as approaches used and foreseen for communication. Participants have the opportunity to engage in discussions around the future of managing and communicating on the environmental performance of products and reflect implications and opportunities for their own organisational strategy.
As usual, the Summit will provide updates on the ongoing standardisation efforts for carbon footprinting, with particular emphasis on the then officially released GHG Protocol Standards, and extensive opportunities for networking.
You can expect:
Overview and first insights from the experimentation phase of the Environmental Product Declaration Scheme in France
Update on the development of the Product and Corporate Environmental Footprinting Guides by the European Commission
Introduction to the completed GHG Protocol Product and Scope 3 Standards and the status of other national and international standards
Presentations on how climate change aspects are integrated into product certification systems
Practical case studies from companies working with the different emerging programs
On the day after the Summit, 28 October 2011, WRI/WBCSD will offer the first ever trainings on the two new GHG Protocol standards. When registering for the PCF World Summit, you can also register for a training on either the Scope 3 or the Product Standard free of charge.
Please save the date in your agenda. Registration is now open with early bird prices available until 31 August.
To get an impression of previous PCF World Summits do check out the highlight films of previous PCF World Summits: http://www.pcf-world-forum.org/
Stay tuned for more information as the program of the 6th PCF World Summit is taking shape.