8th PCF World Summit, 26-27 September 2012, Berlin
Renewable Resources in the Value Chain: A Viable Option for Reducing Environmental Footprints?
About the PCF World Forum Consumption of goods and services contributes to a large share of worldwide GHG emissions and other environmental challenges. Solutions are needed to help companies manage and communicate the climate and environmental impact of their products. They are also n eeded to provide consumers with the necessary information to make climate-conscious consumption decisions. To navigate these challenges and provide orientation in the often complex world of carbon and e nvironmental footprinting the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) World Forum was established. It is a neutral platform for companies and other stakeholders to share and reflect on challenges, practical experiences, initiatives, tools and insights towards climate-conscious consumption and production.
The PCF World Forum was created out of the ambition to talk with each other and not just about each other. There are an increasing number of initiatives in the world, but the real understanding of respective approaches and activities is often limited. Over the past years, representatives from a range of organisations and initiatives have come together at the PCF World Summits, PCF World Forum Update Workshops and dedicated Dialogue Forums Low Carbon Society to give insights into their own work, discuss and interpret current developments and explore possible common pathways. The PCF World Summits have stimulated several working groups such as the Task Force on international harmonisation of Product Category Rules (PCR) and direct collaboration between participants. www.pcf-world-forum.org
Speakers at the 7th PCF World Summit. From left to right: Bettina von Streit, Bayer, Germany | Annemarie Kerkhof, PRé Consultants, Netherlands | Mary Sotos, GHG Protocol Initiative/ WRI, USA | Jean-Christophe Bligny, Danone, France | Rana Pant, Joint Research Centre/ EU Commission, Italy | Kevin Ramm, SAP, UK | Nancy Gillis, General Services Administration, USA | Michael Ooms, Intertek, Belgium | Euan Murray, The Sustainability Consortium, USA | Sophie Hennes, Alstom Power, Switzerland | Henry Garthwaite, Carbon Trust Certification Limited, UK | Karen Fisher, Environmental Resources Management, UK | Sophie Fallaha, CIRAIG, Canada | Michael Spielmann, PE Inter national, Germany | Rasmus Priess, PCF World Forum/ THEMA1, Germany | Jacob Bilabel, THEMA1, Germany | Thierry Berthoud, WBCSD, Switzerland | Sven-Olof Ryding, SEMCo, Sweden | Martin Bortzmeyer, French Ministry of Sustainable Development, France | Asami Miyake, JEMAI, Japan. Further speakers: Andrea Brown Smatlan, WBCSD, Switzerland | Stephan Singer, WWF International, Belgium | Sarah Maier, Deutsche Bahn, Germany | Felicia Müller-Pelzer, SolarWorld, Germany | Henrik Kuffner, WindMade, Belgium
Introduction | 8th PCF World Summit | 26-27 September 2012 | Berlin
Renewable Resources in the Value Chain: A Viable Option for Reducing Environmental Footprints? ▶ Carbon and environmental footprinting: How are standards, initiatives and their implementation progressing? ▶ What does carbon footprint reality look like? Is carbon footprinting driving real change or just binding valuable resources? ▶ Is renewable resource use (e.g. bioplastics) in products a viable option for reducing carbon and environmental footprints? ▶ How is their use reflected in carbon and environmental footprint standards? ▶ How are initiatives working to ensure an ecologically balanced use of renewable resources? The 8th PCF World Summit will feature updates, business viewpoints and dialogue around these and related questions. The stage is set by updates on international and selected national carbon and environmental footprints standards and initiatives, such as ISO 14067 "Carbon Footprint of Products", the GHG Protocol, the EU Environmental Footprinting Methodology, the French Environmental Product Declaration Scheme and the Product Carbon Footprint Project in Québec. In dedicated parallel tracks specific topics are discussed based on input presentations by participants: ▶ Evidence and insights on renewable resource use in products based on carbon and environmental footprinting business case studies will be presented and discussed
▶ Alternative/complementary approaches to assessing sustainability in value chains, particularly the use of extended Input-Output Models (E-IO) and economic valuation techniques ▶ Also a carbon footprint track for participants who are new to carbon footprinting (carbon footprinting for "beginners") will be offered: Basic introduction to methods, initiatives and frequently asked questions. Stakeholder viewpoints, initiatives and certification schemes on renewable resourse use in products will provide an understanding of current developments and critical issues in renewable resource use. More than five years into the development of carbon footprinting methodologies and tools, the current situation of carbon footprinting is assessed: ▶ Business viewpoints on carbon footprint reality will provide an understanding of how carbon footprinting implementation is taking place in reality and what role it actually plays ▶ In a plenary debate we are asking the questions: "Quo vadis c arbon footprinting – Too much talking or real change?" The Summit programme also allows for ample networking opportunities, including the Low Carbon Network Dinner in the evening of Day 1 (premium registration required).
Programme Overview | 8th PCF World Summit | 26-27 September 2012 | Berlin
Renewable Resources in the Value Chain: A Viable Option for Reducing Environmental Footprints? Day 1, Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Day 2, Thursday, 27 September 2012
Check-in and welcome coffee
Check-in and welcome coffee 9
Opening and introduction 10
Carbon and environmental footprinting standards and initiatives
Dedicated tracks (short introduction to all presentations in main plenary) Carbon footprinting for beginners/ FAQs
Stakeholder viewpoints, initiatives and certification schemes on renewable resource use
Business viewpoints on carbon footprint reality
Evidence and insights on renewable resource use in products
Opening and reporting back from dedicated tracks
Alternative approaches to assessing sustainability in value chains
Debate: Carbon footprinting – Too much talking or real change?
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Low Carbon Network Dinner (premium registration required)
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The two-day 8th PCF World Summit with focus on "Renewable Resources in the Value Chain: A Viable Option for Reducing Environmental Footprints?" will take place from 26-27 September 9h00 to 18h00 at the Quadriga Forum, Berlin: Quadriga Forum, Werderscher Markt 15, 10117 Berlin, Germany To register, please use the fax form attached to this d ocument or use the online registration on the PCF World Forum ticket page: www.pcf-world-forum.org/tickets Programme subject to change.
Speakers (selection) | 8th PCF World Summit | 26-27 September 2012 | Berlin
Renewable Resources in the Value Chain: A Viable Option for Reducing Environmental Footprints? Matthias Finkbeiner ISO-Committee TC207/SC5 for Life Cycle Assessment and International Life Cycle Board (ILCB) of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, Germany The long road to ISO 14067 "Carbon Footprint of Products" and implications for renewable resources
Peter Edwards Québec Ministry for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Québec Quebec’s Product Carbon Footprint Pilot Project & Preliminary results and energy mix impacts
Mark Barthel WRAP, UK WRAP Product Sustainability Forum: Identifying priority product categories for collaborative environmental improvements
Antonin Vergez Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France Progress report on the National Experiment of the French Environmental Product Declaration Scheme
Rasmus Priess PCF World Forum, Germany Updates on relevant international and national carbon/ environmental footprint standards and initiatives
Anna Richert Climate Certification for Food, Sweden Resource use in meat production – is it p ossible to put a climate label on red meat?
Carlos Andrés Naranjo Columbian Gaia Environmental Services, Grupo Mundial, Colombia The carbon footprint of chemical resins manufactured in Colombia: Is palm-oil or synthetic source material better?
Erwin Vink NatureWorks, The Netherlands The challenging road to sustainable bioplastics: Separating the good, the bad and the ugly
Uwe Fritsche International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy, Germany Carbon footprint of direct and indirect land-use change: A review of knowledge, relevance and practice
Stefanie Stukenborg SGS, Germany International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) beyond biofuels: Upcoming standards for food, feed, and biomaterials
Moritz Nill Systain, Germany Quantification of corporate supply chain impacts based on extended input-output- models for sustainability management
Steve Bullock TruCost, UK Valuing Natural Capital: Techniques & Applications for Common Consumer Products
Henk Bosch Material science and life science company DSM, The Netherlands Use of renewable raw materials in the chemical industry
Background | 8th PCF World Summit | 26-27 September 2012 | Berlin
Renewable Resources in the Value Chain: A Viable Option for Reducing Environmental Footprints? Production and consumption of goods and s ervices contribute to significant shares in worldwide GHG emissions and global environmental challenges. Gaining an understanding of these full-life cycle climate and environmental impacts and their targeted mitigation is of importance to corporations, policymakers and civil society alike.
However, significant improvements in GHG emissions and environmental impacts must still be achieved across sectors and product categories, on individual organisational as well as global absolute levels. The refinement and implementation of standards and tools hence remains a dynamic topic and its current status is presented and discussed at the 8th PCF World Summit.
Based on a long history of general standards for life cycle assessments, more refined standards and tools for uniform and comparable carbon and environmental f ootprinting have been developed over the past couple of years. Examples are the GHG Protocol Standards for Product Life Cycle and Value Chain GHG Accounting, ISO 14067 "Carbon Footprint of Products", the French Environmental Declaration Scheme and the ongoing EU Environmental Footprinting Project or more hotspot driven approaches such as the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System by the Sustainability Consortium. These increasingly enter mainstream business applications and influence procurement strategies and consumer communication.
Efforts are going beyond measuring carbon and environmental footprints of products and value chains to significantly improving them. Specific interventions, such as the widespread use of renewable energy and renew able resources, are of particular importance. Both promise significant reductions in environmental impacts, given that conditions for their sustainable use are met and this can be adequately demonstrated by implementing companies.
The use of renewable energy in products and value chains was treated in more detail at the 7th PCF World Summit. At the upcoming 8th PCF World Summit more emphasis is placed on the use of renewable resources in products, such as biobased plastics and the particular insights and challenges with regard to carbon and environmental f ootprinting methodology, certification and communication and relevant international initiatives.
Selected past activities of the PCF World Forum PCF World Summits
▶ 1st PCF World Summit, Berlin, February 2009 International Approaches to Product Carbon Footprinting and Carbon Labelling – The Road Ahead for Business
▶ International Standardisation, Legislation and Consistency in Product Carbon Footprinting, Berlin, July 2009
▶ 2nd PCF World Summit, Berlin, September 2009 On the Road to Harmonisation? Business Responses to Diverging Approaches
▶ First Round Table Product Category Rules, Berlin, October 2010
▶ 3rd PCF World Summit, Berlin, March 2010 Sector Approaches to Product Carbon Footprinting ▶ 4th PCF World Summit, Berlin, October 2010 Product Carbon Footprinting: From Standardisation to Communication ▶ 5th PCF World Summit, Zurich, April 2011 Implementing the International PCF Standards: Building Credibility in Carbon Footprint Information ▶ 6th PCF World Summit, Berlin, October 2011 Environmental Footprinting in Europe and Beyond: How Will it Shape the Corporate Agenda? ▶ 7th PCF World Summit, Berlin, April 2012 From Environmental Footprinting to Implementation: Renewable Energy in the Value Chain
▶ French Environmental Labeling Scheme: What to Expect from Grenelle 2, Berlin, June 2010
▶ Second Round Table Product Category Rules, Zurich, April 2011 ▶ Third Round Table Product Category Rules, Berlin, October 2011 ▶ Fourth Round Table Product Category Rules, Berlin, April 2012 The previous PCF World Summits attracted interest and commitment from more than 450 stakeholders from 30 countries and stimulated wide-ranging discussions. All summits are fully documented. Complete DVDs and individual presentations are available at www.pcf-world-forum.org www.youtube.com/pcfworldforum www.facebook.com/pcfworldforum The PCF World Forum was initiated by the Berlin based think-do-tank THEMA1: www.thema1.de
Participating Organisations The previous PCF World Summits attracted interest and commitment from more than 400 stakeholders from over 30 countries and stimulated wide-ranging discussions. For the last three years, the PCF World Forum has brought together international stakeholders including senior executives from: 3M 4C Association AENOR ADEME Adidas ADM Hamburg AENOR AIST AkzoNobel Technology & Engineering Alanus University alesco green packaging Alfred Ritter Alnatura Alstom Power ANEC Environment Working Group ANH Immobilien Asahi Photoproducts Europe Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology Bangor University Barilla BASF Bayer Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft Bayreuth University Behaviour Change Beiersdorf Berndt & Partner Bio Intelligence Service Blauer Engel Blue Horse Associates BP Europe BREAD & butter British Council British Embassy BSI Bureau de Promotion des Produits du Bois du Québec, Canada Bureau de Normalisation du Québec, Canada BVL Magazine C.A.R.M.E.N. Canon Switzerland
capital Carbon Disclosure Project Carbon Fix Carbon Footprint of Products Project, Japan Carbon Trust carboNzero Casino Centre for Low Carbon Futures Centre for S ustainable Consumption and Production / Finnish Environment Institute Chainfood Chair of Economic Geography, Berlin China National Institute of Standardization CIRAIG ClimatePartner Climatop CP Kelco Coca-Cola COLEACP Consumers International Coop cope COWI Ctifl DEKRA CUEIM Danone defra UK delfortgroup Deloitte denkstatt Der Spiegel Deutsche Bahn Deutsche Lebensmittelrundschau Deutsche Milchwirtschaft / Trade Journal Deutsche Telekom Development Research Network DG Environment
DHL Innovation Center Digitaleurope DIN / NAGUS DNV Doyle DQS DSM DuPont Dutch Product Board for Horticulture E.ON Earthster EcoFinance Ecofys UK ecoinvent Ecology and Environment do Brasil Embassy of Malawi, Germany Environ Germany Environmental Economist EPD ERM Ernst & Young EUREF European Commission European Commission‘s Joint Research Centre Evonik Evonik Degussa Federal Environment Agency, Austria Federal Environment Agency, Germany Federal Ministry for Environment, Austria Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany Federal Press Office, Germany Federal Public Service Environment, DG Environment Federation of German Consumer Organisations Fedis Findus Finnish Meteorological Institute
First Climate Group Flo-Cert Forest Carbon Group Forest Stewardship Council Fraunhofer IML Freie Universität Berlin Fresenius Medical Care FRoSTA Fujitsu Technology Solutions FutureCamp Climate Futurepast GDA GEO Getec Climate Projects GHG Protocol Gies Kerzen GITEC Consult Glocalist Medien GoodGuide Government of Quebec Grantham Research Institute / LSE Greenext Greenpeace Greenpeace Magazine Groupe Casino grüneköpfe GS1 Germany GTZ Guangdong Energy Conservation Center, China Guardian UK GUTcert GZETI H&M Hartmann Heineken Heinrich Bauer Produktions Henkel Hewlett-Packard Hilti Holcim Hoof Hop-Cube Hugo Boss
HSE Huntsmann Hydro IBM Ideenscout IHK Berlin Ihobe IIIEE ILIB Industrie Forum Design Initiative for Sustainable Use of Paper Innovys Inst. for Adv. Study in the Humanities Instituto Terra International Trade Centre Intertek Iseal Alliance ISO JEMAI Johnson & Johnson Justus Liebig University Gießen Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Kasetsart University, Thailand KEITI Kellogg Europe King Mongkut‘s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand Kings College London Kist Europe KlimAktiv KMPG Korea Eco-Products Institute Korea Specialty Chemical Industry Association KRAV ek för Kvantita Oy Lagos State Environ mental Protection Agency Landcare Research Landmark Europe Lebensmittelzeitung Leuphana University Lockheed Martin LoNam Magazine LUBW Karlsruhe LVT Lebensmittel verfahrenstechnik Maersk Container Industry MAN McDonald‘s Europe
memo Merck Miele Migros Ministry for Sustainable Developement, France Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industrie, Japan Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export of Québec, Canada Mitsubishi Mizuho Information & Research Institute MTT Finland myclimate Nature & More NatureWorks Nike Noble Carbon Credits Novozymes NZ Netzeitung ofi Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology Organic & Wellness News / Magazine ORSAY Ostfalia - University of applied sciences Ostfold Research Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center Japan OVID PA-Europe Panasonic Europe PE International PepsiCo Pforzheim University Philips Lighting PlasticsEurope Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PRé Consultants PriceWaterhouseCoopers PUC Rio Rainforest Alliance RDC-Environment Recarbon Deutschland Red Onion Repsol
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Roland Berger SAINT GOBAIN PACKAGING SAP Sara Lee Savage & Hall SCA Hygiene Products SCHOTT Solar Scottish Development International Secretariat ISO 14067 SEEAP Nepal SER Sustainable Equity Return SERI SGS Sustainability Services SGS Institut Fresenius Shell Global Solutions SIK, the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology Soil & More SolarWorld Sonterra Sony Germany South Pole Carbon Asset Management South West College, UK Steinbeis Centre of Management and Technology Stiftung Warentest Straubing Centre of Science Sustain Sustainable Business Institute Sustainable Consumption Institute Svenskt Sigill Swedish Environmental Management Council Swedish Environmental Protecting Agency Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology Swedish Standards Institute Taiwan Environmental Management Association tape.tv Tchibo TechniData Tengelmann Energie Tesco
Tetra Pak Thai Carbon Footprint and Labelling Initiative The Climate Conservancy The Guardian & The Observer The Himalayan Global Fund The Sustainability Consortium Transitions Tricorona Germany TUNAP Group TÜV Nord TÜV Rheinland TÜV Süd UNEP / SETAC Life Cycle Initiative United Nations Environment Programme United Nations Industrial Development Organisation Università Bologna Università ca‘ Foscari University of Bonn University of Bremen University of Göttingen University of Hohenheim University of Manchester University of Padua University of Pforzheim University of Technology Munich University of Tokyo University of Witten /Herdecke UPM-Kymmene UPS Germany Utopia Vertis Environmental Finance VITO NV W.L. Gore & Associates Wacker Chemie WBCSD / WRI WeGreen WestLB WindMade Wipak Walsrode World Resources Institute WWF ZEIT DIGITAL ZEIT Magazine ZEIT Online Zero Emissions Technologies
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