NCEI eco labelppt

NCEI eco labelppt - 1 International Labeling Programs 2...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 International Labeling Programs 2 NCEIs International Innovation and Best Practices Program Mission Statement : To more fully realize the vast potential for researching, disseminating, and adapting international lessons learned in best practices, environmental policies, and innovation by NCEI, EPA, and its stakeholders 3 NCEIs International Innovation and Best Practices Program Outcome: Best practices, tools, or concepts from international innovations are routinely considered and used in managing environmental challenges Activity: Research innovation priority areas/projects that meet NCEI and customer goals 4 Project Objectives Research labeling programs that demonstrate solid evidence of environmental results (i.e., evaluations, surveys) Examine how these programs have influenced behavior change Develop connections between the US and international community Identify common themes between various programs 5 Research Method Analyze EPA documents Examine academic reports Explore web-based information Contact labeling programs Review evaluations Methodological limitations 6 Labeling Programs Goal : Promote environmental improvement by encouraging consumers to choose products and services considered to be environmentally preferable Labeling programs differ in terms of: Size, e.g. Green Mark or Flower Sponsoring institution, e.g. non-profit or government Range of products covered, e.g. 1 or 80 Number of products awarded label, e.g. Environmental Choice or Eco Label 7 Background 451 5,176 1,200 3,700 350 Products Awarded Label X X X X GEN Member 41 64 60 80 23 Product Categories Environment and Development Foundation Japan Environment Association Nordic Council of Ministers German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification European Commission Overseeing Body 1992 1989 1989 1977 1992 Introduced Taiwan, Green Mark Japan, Eco Mark Nordic Swan Germany, Blue Angel EU Flower 8 Type of Assessment Qualitative Information Internal Review Internal Evaluation Independent Evaluation Measurement System External Evaluation 9 Purpose of the Assessment EU Flower Provide recommendations Determine the direct and indirect benefits Evaluate the performance and level of ambition Blue Angel Enhance international policy learning Nordic Swan Determine the effect on consumers purchasing decisions Analyze environmental effects Eco Mark Japan Quantify the environmental effect Determine the market share of products Green Mark Taiwan Determine environmental benefits 10 Research Methods EU Flower Literature review Survey Interviews Review organizational documents Blue Angel Review organizational documents Nordic Swan Survey Interviews Eco Mark Japan Life cycle assessment (LCA) Survey Interviews Green Mark Taiwan Collect manufacturing data 11 EU Flower: Background EVER Study 2005 Direct and Indirect Benefits 2004...
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