CUTS and the Confederation of Indian Textiles Industries (CITI), in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are organising a National Workshop on Eco-labelling that will take place at the Country Inn and Suites, Jaipur on 23-24 June 2008.
It will introduce a project titled “Enabling developing countries to seize eco-label opportunities” to the selected relevant stakeholders in India. This 4-year project, supported by the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, aims to promote eco-labelling in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Mexico and South Africa. Through technical assistance and capacity building to a wide range of national stakeholders, it would like to promote a number of products export markets, and at the same time to contribute more to sustainable consumption and production patterns. In India, it will particularly aim at supporting Indian textile industry.
The workshop will bring together relevant decision makers from the Government of India, textile industry and representatives from textile associations, national laboratories associated with the manufacturing of textiles, representatives of the Indian Ecomark scheme and other standardisation bodies, NGOs and consumer organisations, representatives of the EU eco-label scheme, experts on eco-labelling, and sustainable consumption and production.
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