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Product Carbon Footprinting: On the Road to Harmonisation?
Business Responses to Diverging Approaches
2nd PCF World Summit, 23-24 September 2009, Berlin

Organisations around the world are assessing and communicating the climate and environmental impacts of their goods and services. Standards for assessing product-related GHG emissions, so-called Product Carbon Footprinting, or PCF, are at the forefront of the discussion. With more and more leading companies and initiatives introducing PCF schemes as well as pilot projects and no internationally agreed methodology yet in place, working towards a global standard has become a matter of urgency. The practical experiences already gained by a number of companies and initiatives provide valuable insights for future developments in product carbon footprinting and shape the emerging standards.

Product Carbon Footprinting: On the Road to Harmonisation?

Seven months after the first global summit, all major international players in Product Carbon Footprinting and related consumer communication will gather for the second time on 23rd and 24th of September 2009 for the 2nd PCF World Summit to discuss recent developments, practical experiences and lessons learned:

Retailers, manufacturers and initiatives around the world have taken practical steps in developing their approaches to carbon footprinting and related communication to consumers. On Day One of the summit, high-level representatives from companies and joint initiatives will present and discuss their respective approaches, important lessons learned and the implications drawn for the upcoming common international standards.

Day Two of the summit will then give insights into the latest developments in international standardisation processes and at policy level, building upon the discussions on Day One. Learn about the current status of the GHG Product and Supply Chain Initiative and ISO 14067 “Carbon Footprint of Products” and Government approaches to the issue of carbon footprinting and consumer communication. The discussions will be complemented by input from Consumers International on the consumer’s viewpoint in carbon footprinting.

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Make sure to engage in these equally important and timely discussions and become part of an unique network. Among the speakers are:

  • Carbon Disclosure Project, UK
  • Carbon Trust, UK
  • Casino, France
  • Co-Convener ISO 14067, Austria
  • Consumers International, UK
  • DG Environment, European Commission
  • Migros, Switzerland
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand
  • PCF Project, Germany
  • Swedish Environmental Management Council, Sweden
  • Tchibo, GermanyTesco, UK
  • Wal-Mart Sustainability Index Consortium, USA
  • WBCSD/WRI, Switzerland/USA

Register now for the 2nd PCF World Summit on 23-24 September 2009 in Berlin!

Background to the PCF World Forum

The PCF World Forum is a joint platform which was set up to foster and facilitate dialogue between international initiatives on how to assess, reduce and communicate the impact of goods and services on the climate.

With more than 150 visitors from 20 countries and the most relevant initiatives on Product Carbon Footprinting and related consumer communication, the 1st PCF World Summit 2009 on 26-27 February in Berlin attracted interest and commitment from a broad range of stakeholders. Parts of the conference were followed by an additional 12,000 online viewers via a live stream of the summit.

Interviews at 1st PCF World Summit
Impressions of the 1st PCF World Summit:


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