30 November –  InTex: Introduction to Product Environmental Footprints (PEF) Training Workshop

The National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) and the Centre for African Resource Efficiency and Sustainability (CARES), invite you to attend a policy training workshop, presented as part of the European Union (EU) funded United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) project: Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex).

Textile SMEs in the three African countries, (Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia) are supported to move towards more sustainable and circular business models. Part of the project focusses on capacity and knowledge building, data collection and analysis, and the calculation of Product Environmental Footprints (PEF).

The workshop will cover a general introduction to PEF and its uses in policy. It is designed for policy makers and top-level management. It will provide a general introduction to PEF, the basic concept and principles behind the methodology, the experiences so far together with some examples and its potential use in European Policy.

The InTex project aims to:

  • Increase among SMEs and governments the knowledge on resource efficiency, life cycle thinking, circularity and eco-innovation in the textile value chain.
  • Train textiles stakeholders on eco-innovation and product environment footprint (PEF).
  • Accompany textiles businesses to transform their approach and business models in order to increase sustainability and circularity in the textile value chain.
  • Increase the access to environmental and lifecycle data so that textiles businesses and policymakers can make better informed decisions and implement relevant strategies.
  • Provide evidence of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the different sustainable economic models in the textiles value chain, to help bridge the science-policy gap and raise awareness on the potential impacts of adopting and fostering innovative sustainable and circular policies and practices.

Training event details are as follows:

Event details:

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time: 14:00 – 16:15
Venue / Platform: MS Teams Link


Please log in 10 minutes before start of the workshop

If you have challenges with registration or for information about the event, please contact Pearl Thusi, NCPC-SA at PThusi@csir.co.za

For technical questions about the session, please contact Thembi Kodisang at  Vkodisang@csir.co.za

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