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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

Learn more about the potentially powerful role of Digital Product Passports in increasing circularity and creating markets for low-carbon materials and products.

Read the report here.

See here for the report presentation.

Context and background

This high-level event was centred around the launch of a new report on the Digital Products Passport (DPP). The event provided a space for key stakeholders to discuss the role that DPPs could play in enabling a successful industrial transition towards sustainable development, and their importance in wider climate debates. The event explored what DPPs could look like, how they could be implemented, and what benefits and potential barriers businesses consider to their implementation. The report seeks to encourage progressive advocacy in this EU policy debate. The event featured representatives from the Materials & Products Taskforce member’s businesses, European policymakers and third-party representatives.

The event was co-organised by the authors of the paper, CLG Europe’s Taskforce for Climate Neutral and Circular Materials and Products, in association with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.

CLG Europe’s Taskforce on Climate Neutral and Sustainable Materials and Products is a group of progressive businesses across sectors and value chains. Our objective is to drive the development, implementation and support of more ambitious, future-proof policies, programmes, and initiatives in Europe to create an ecosystem that more rapidly shifts away from the energy and resource intensive production of materials to materials that are produced without using fossil fuels or emitting greenhouse gases (GHG) as by-products.

The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is a German research institution for sustainability research concentrating on impacts and practical application. It explores and develops models, strategies, and instruments to support sustainable development at local, national, and international levels.

This event was hosted by MEP Jakop Dalunde, shadow rapporteur for the ITRE opinion on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation.

Speakers included:

  • Tahmid Chowdhury, Industry Programme Manager, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Jakop Dalunde MEP, Greens, European Parliament
  • Thomas Goetz, Co-Head of Research Unit Energy Policy, Wuppertal Institut
  • William Neale, Adviser on Circular Economy and Green Growth, European Commission
  • Céline Carré, Head of Public Affairs, Saint-Gobain
  • Valeria Botta, Programme Manager, ECOS [Online]
  • Baijia Huang, Group Sustainability Manager, Rockwool [Online]
  • Jørgen Hanson, Sustainability Manager, Group Sustainability at Norsk Hydro [Online]

Read the report here.

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Tuesday, 12 July, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
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