Advancing the green path in Georgia – awareness workshop on the Product Environmental Footprint methodology and its benefits for manufacturing enterprises

Read the Georgian version.

On 24 April 2023, EU4Environment invited Georgian representatives from industrial enterprises, local authorities and agencies, business associations, stakeholders, and NGOs to an awareness-raising workshop on the introduction of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and the European Union Single Market for Green Product (SMGP) initiative.

Its purpose was to introduce the potential impact of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology in the country by focusing on industries exporting to the European Union (EU) market. The main objectives were:

  • Raising awareness among participants and key stakeholders on the EU Single Market for Green Products (SMGP) initiative, Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF);
  • Demonstrating the application of the PEF initiative and its relationship to Circular Economy and the EU Green Deal;
  • Presenting the benefits and opportunities of the SMGP and PEF for manufacturing enterprises;
  • Discussing the planned activities for introducing the PEF pilots in Georgia for national companies and experts.

The event was open to all professionals interested in and working on issues related to green economy, circular economy, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP), and environmental protection. The meeting was organized by UNIDO in collaboration with PRé Sustainability (the Netherlands) and national partners.

EU4Environment and the introduction of the EU SMGP initiative

Within EU4Environment Action, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is introducing the EU SMGP and PEF methodology in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, including Georgia. Here, UNIDO is supported by Civitta, a consultancy firm with extensive experience in environmental and sustainability projects.

Learn more about the EU SMGP and PEF from our leaflet:

Advancing Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) (available in Georgian and English)

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