4th PCF World Summit

4th Product Carbon Footprint World Summit
"From Standardisation to Communication"
Berlin, 20-21 Oktober 2010

The challenges for reducing GHG emissions in the value chains are manifold. For the past years substantial methodological work has been undertaken to develop a basis for the uniform assessment of product carbon footprints. The major standards are now moving closer to completion – the WRI/ WBCSD GHG Protocol Product and Scope 3 standards are expected for later this year after intensive road-testing by more than 70 companies. The ISO standard will likely soon enter the status of a draft international standard.

With these standards moving to completion the debate on adequate communication and engagement with consumers for GHG reductions is in full swing – the discussions at the last PCF World Summit already expressed a clear need for more refined approaches and discussions. Clarity on standards and communication approaches and requirements is important to tackle the issue of low carbon consumption and production in an efficient, credible and effective way, for business, governments, civil society and solution providers alike.

The 4th PCF World Summit "From Standardisation to Communication", 20-21 October 2010 in Berlin, will dedicate two full days to help you raise and discuss important questions on the current status and perspectives of standardisation and communication in product carbon footprinting:

Day 1 – From Standardisation

  • Road tested: What learnings and recommendations have been derived from the practical road-testing of the new GHG Protocol Product and Scope 3 standards? What changes have been implemented in the new pre-final standards?
  • ISO and PAS 2050 Update: How advanced is the corresponding ISO 14067 standard? What will the revision of PAS 2050 bring?
  • EU studies on product carbon footprinting and GHG reporting: What results and recommendations have been drawn from the current EU study on comparison of standards and initiatives in carbon footprinting?
  • France: What consequences does the recent decision by the French National Assembly on the implementation of the mandatory environmental labeling scheme entail?
  • Product Category Rules: Where do we stand? Progress or regression?

Day 2 – … to Communication

Based on the discussion of Day 1 and dedicated input join selected fora and workshops and find answers to the most pressing questions in carbon footprint communication.

  • Consumer insights: What drives climate conscious consumer behaviour?
  • Product or brand: Where should the focus on green efforts lie?
  • Retail: Does choice editing solve the challenge?
  • Design: How can product design script consumer behaviour?
  • Debate: Does carbon labelling work?

The Summit will provide excellent networking opportunities in open space discussions and at the traditional low carbon network dinner on Day 1.

The 4th PCF World Summit "From Standardisation to Communication" will take place on 20-21 October 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

Please register until 30 July to enjoy an early bird discount of 200 Euros.

You can register online at ;or through the attached fax form.

About the PCF World Forum
The PCF World Forum is a neutral platform to share practical experiences and knowledge towards climate-conscious consumption. The international platform provides orientation on current standardisation processes and creates opportunities for discussing international corporate best practices to support low carbon and climate-conscious consumption models.

Previous PCF World Summits
If you have missed any of the first three summits, full documentation and individual videos of previous PCF World Summits can be purchased online at .

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