Tag: European Commission

Open Public Consultation “Green claims” PEF/OEF based policy development

The EC is proposing an LCA-based Regulation to substantiate environmental claims on products&organisations, based on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF). maki is supporting the Policy Impact Assessment on this initiative as contractor, jointly with Bio Innovation and RPA. Stakeholder workshops on 16-17 and on 24 November 2020 (https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/GreenClaimsWorkshop) are part …

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Eingeladener Vortrag in Ringvorlesung an FH Pforzheim, 17. Oktober 2019

Am 17. Oktober eröffnete Herr Dr. Wolf die Ringvorlesung Ressourceneffizienz und Nachhaltigkeit, organisiert vom Institut für Industrial Ecology (INEC) der FH Pforzheim, mit einem Vortrag zum Umweltlichen Fußabdruck (Environmental footprint) der Europäischen Kommission. Die Zusammenfassung gibt es hier in einem Nachbericht zum Nachlesen: https://www.hs-pforzheim.de/forschung/institute/inec/detailansicht/news/ringvorlesung_environmental_footprint

Improved Umbrella formula (UF+) and improved modular Integrated formula (mIF+)

After some improvement work in notations, grouping terms, and adding some more clarifications since July, we provide here an improved Umbrella formula (UF+), that allows by parametrisation to tailor a formula with specifc properties, including an improved Integated formula (IF+) – which we see conceptually as strong – but also several other formula. Access the …

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Kostenloses EURECA-Seminar zur öffentlichen Beschaffung umweltfreundlicher, innovativer IKT-Technologien und –Dienstleistungen, 29. Sep. 2015, Berlin

Marc-Andree und Kirana Wolf sind die lokalen Organisatoren dieser Veranstaltung (d.h. dies ist keine maki Consulting GmbH Veranstaltung), als Partner im EURECA-Projekt, dass der Veranstalter ist. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich ausschließlich an öffentliche Beschaffer, die (meist neben anderen Beschaffungsaufgaben) mit der Beschaffung innovativer Technologien ganz allgemein zu tun haben, obgleich der Schwerpunkt hier auf Rechenzentren …

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Free White paper on the “Integrated formula” for modeling recycling, energy recovery and reuse in LCA

Please download from here the free White paper on the “Integrated formula” for modeling recycling, energy recovery and reuse in LCA, that has been developed by Marc-Andree Wolf of maki Consulting jointly with Kirana Chomkhamsri and Fulvio Ardente, interpreting and advancing the text of the Commission’s International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook. We …

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Free workshop report on Green Data Centres

The share of data centres in worldwide electricity consumption now reaches 2%, with a high, exponential growth rate. Data centre operation, but also production and end-of-life of the equipment, are hence relevant contributors to environmental burdens from emissions and resource consumption. At the same time, data centres contribute to the so-called “enabling effect” of ICT, …

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Take a swim wherever you like ;-)

or: dont shoot the messenger: http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/rebuttal/how-would-you-%E2%80%9Chealthy-dip%E2%80%9D-e-coli

Commissioner Potočnik about the new environmentalism

Speech delivered in Scottland, today: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-13-554_en.htm

Survey by maki on LCI data for ICT industry – open till early July 2013

How is the life cycle data situation for Information and Communication Industry (ICT) products and organisations? What does industry needs, what do data developers and available EPDs offer already? Please contact us to receive weblink and login. Invitation has been sent out widely, though. Please excuse in case you have not received it directly.

Eco-innovation call for proposals open till September 2013

It’s here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/apply-funds/call-proposal/index_en.htm See e.g. http://t.co/euwPJQN14V