1. Carbon footprinting of products in general
In light of the recent interest in Carbon footprint measurement and labelling, the Commission organised a meeting for Member States to present their recent activities in this field. A report of the main points coming from that meeting can be downloaded here.
In light of the recently launched PAS 2050 standard on Carbon measurement (for more information see here: http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/carbon/briefing/pre-measurement.htm), and other new activities launched in other Member States, the Commission is planning a conference on the way forward for Carbon Footprinting , and the role the Commission could play in the process. Details will be available here nearer the time.
2. Carbon footprinting and the European Ecolabel
The European Ecolabel is also looking into how carbon footprinting can be systematically considered within its criteria development process. As such a small study was commissioned to consider this, and to raise the question with stakeholders of how any specific carbon footprint criteria might be best presented with the Ecolabel logo.
Here then are the key documents for consideration: