Over the past few years, the European Commission has run a pilot on their Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisational Environmental Footprint (OEF) projects. The EU Environmental Footprint Final Conference, which took place from 23 – 25 April 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the progress of and vision for PEF.
Key topics discussed related to a more general vision of a green market as well as concrete achievements and challenges of the pilot project. In addition, a major focus was on experiences with communicating environmental information and the role of PEF within that context. One key question discussed throughout the three days of the conference was how PEF could be used to actually help steer the European economy towards a more sustainable path.