Event

IV International ECLAC Carbon Footprint Seminar

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and French Cooperation will co-host the fourth in a series of annual seminars on the potential implications of carbon footprint initiatives for Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) trade. This year's session will focus on "Environmental footprint and Latin American food exports: International regulations and business practice." The seminar will look at the state of carbon footprint labeling standards internationally, including ISO 14.067, France's Grenelle 2 and standards work underway in the EU, discuss the state of methodologies for calculating the carbon footprint of products, and look at the application of environmental standards on imports by US and European retail chains and cases of adoption of such standards by exporters in Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica.  

dates: 11-12 October 2012   venue: ECLAC headquarters   location: Santiago, Chile   contact: Alicia Frohmann, ECLAC Division of International Trade and Integration   phone: +562 210 2775   e-mail: alicia.frohmann@cepal.org