Awareness workshop on the Product Environmental Footprint methodology and its benefits for manufacturing enterprises in Moldova

On 31 March 2023, EU4Environment hosted a workshop in the Republic of Moldova to raise awareness about the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology and the European Union Single Market for Green Product (SMGP) initiative. The event was open to representatives from industrial enterprises, local authorities and agencies, business associations, and NGOs interested in issues related to green economy, circular economy, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP), and environmental protection. The workshop was organized by UNIDO in partnership with PRé Sustainability (the Netherlands) and national partners.

The workshop was conducted in an online format and featured presentations and discussions with experts in the field. It provided a comprehensive understanding of the concept of green products and their benefits.

It covered various topics related to strategies and instruments for promoting green products, including the current national situation, associated legislative background, and benefits for different target groups. Attendees also learnt about the potential impact of applying the PEF methodology for Moldovan enterprises exporting to the EU market. The workshop provided an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage in discussions.

EU4Environment and the EU SMGP initiative

As part of the EU4Environment Action, UNIDO is introducing the EU SMGP and PEF methodology in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, including the Republic of Moldova.

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

Introducing the EU Single Market for Green Products (SMGP) in Moldova (available in English).

Agenda (English | Romanian)

Press release

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