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Seconded European Standardization Expert in India

Hybrid Workshop on Circular Economy: Environmental Design & Labelling – Role of Standards & Policy in India and EU

Circular Economy

  • On 2nd December 2022 | 14:30 – 19:00 Hrs. (IST) / 10:00 – 14:30 Hrs. (CET) I Physical venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • Circular Economy (CE) & Resource Efficiency (RE) is gaining increasing traction among key actors including government, non-government, industry, civil society, and academia. Contrary to the last decade approach of limiting environmental and resource use until waste management and its final disposal, there is an increased focus and understanding of the value of sustainable management of the materials along with the entire value chain than only and simply minimizing pollution at the end of life. The linear concept of ‘waste which needs to be disposed’ is being challenged by a more circular economic model, through strategies designed to reduce material use, eco-design, increasing the durability of products and ensuring re-use of materials via redistribution, reuse, remanufacture and recycling.

    Both EU and India will demand the development of various cross-cutting technologies, tools, instruments, processes, and relevant measures. Policy & Standards based implementation along the stages of a product life cycle can exert high impacts on the resource-saving potential of products and promote circular economy and resource efficiency. It can also support market development and adoption of circular products, processes, materials, and models by engendering greater trust between the buyers and sellers. The Eco-design Directive and Eco-labelling are an effective tool for improving the energy efficiency of the products. Eco-design sets the minimum mandatory requirement for the energy efficiency of several products, such as household appliances, information and communication technologies or engineering, as well improving their environmental performance. Energy Labelling Regulation complements those Eco-design requirements with mandatory labelling requirements.

    Against this backdrop a Workshop on “Circular Economy: Eco Design and Eco Labelling- Role of Standards & Policy in India and the EU” will be organized by the Seconded European Standards Experts in India (SESEI), CEN-CENELEC along with the European Union’s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS) on 2nd December 2022.

    The panel discussion and presentation in the sessions will focus on the following key points:
    • Understanding the perspective and vision of the policy makers to ensure faster transition to Circular Economy through Eco Deign & Eco Labelling
    • Perspectives, learnings and experience from India and EU on Policy and Directives for fostering resource efficiency and circular economy with special reference to eco-design use of secondary raw materials in products and eco-labelling.
    • How can the strategic cooperation and policy support mainstreaming of international standards?
    • Status of Standardization in the field of ECO Design & Eco-Labelling and engagement of environmental actors in the standards formulation process. Both for the EU and India
    • Learning from EU and identification of areas to work together and synergies.

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