17 January 2012

Commission opens consultation on delivering more sustainable consumption and production

On 11 January the European Commission launched a new consultation on Sustainable Consumption and Production, including GPP measures. This consultation brings into focus key questions, which will inform the direction of EU-wide policy over coming years in the several areas.

The questions relate to sustainable consumption and production and sustainable industrial policy, green public procurement, improving the environmental performance of products and improving the environmental performance of organisations. The use of Product Environmental Footprints, preventing greenwash and the development of common methodologies for life-cycle costing are amongst the specific topics covered.

Respondents can choose to complete the entire questionnaire or focus on one or more areas of interest. The background document and questionnaire are available online. The consultation runs until 3 April 2012 and contributions are invited from all interested parties.

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