20 years of ECOS – Join our online conference on ‘Making Sustainable Products the Norm’
2021 marks our 20th anniversary, celebrate with us! Join our online conference on 17 June and take the opportunity to debate the European Commission’s highly anticipated Sustainable Products Initiative.
In celebration of 20 years of advocating for environmentally friendly technical standards and policies, our conference will explore how the Sustainable Products Initiative can transform the way products are designed.
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 change how 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 promoting a circular economy.
Our event will also provide 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. In addition, we will 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, European Commission
- Justin Wilkes, Executive Director, ECOS