Impact assessment | EU Commission initiative 'Empowering the consumer for the green transition''

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The European Commission is launching an impact assessment for its new initiative: Empowering the consumer for the green transition.

Helping consumers play their part in achieving a more sustainable economy (‘green’ transition) is a key goal of the EU consumer policy revision (the ‘consumer agenda’).

The policy revision proposal aims to:

(*) ensure that consumers obtain reliable & useful information on products, e.g. on their lifespan and repair options

(*) prevent overstated environmental information (‘greenwashing’) and sale of products with a covertly shortened lifespan

(*) set minimum requirements for sustainability logos & labels.

Have your say: the roadmap is open for feedback from 23 June until 1 September 2020.

Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative, and the European Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report.



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