2021 marks our 20th anniversary, celebrate with us!
Our event will be an opportunity to debate the European Commission’s highly anticipated Sustainable Products Initiative.
The conference will open with a keynote speech by Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.
During the panel, we aim to explore how we can transform the way products are designed, and the key role the EU has to play as a global leader in promoting sustainable production and consumption, a fundamental element in the fight against climate change and in promoting a circular economy.
We will also give an international perspective to the EU’s plans to expand ecodesign to more products, and how this can be a race to the top to make sustainable products the norm globally. The panel will also examine the role standards can play in supporting ambitious policy and legislation in response to global environmental challenges.
Moderated by Katrina Sichel, the discussion will provide first-hand insights from:
Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Nancy Gillis, Chief Executive Officer, Global Electronics Council
Karin Kreider, Executive Director, ISEAL
Matjaž Malgaj, Head of Unit, DG Environment,
Justin Wilkes, Executive Director, ECOS