All Green Commerce partners met today at a public seminar in the offices of ACR+ in order to present the new developments within the project, as well as officially launch the online self-assessment tool, which is now available on our website. The seminar was a side-event of the European Green Week and gathered participants from different regions and cities in Europe as well as representatives of the private sector and other stakeholders.
The first part of the Seminar included a presentation of the project by Silvia Ordiñaga Rigo from the Valencian Government, followed by the presentation of the Life+ Programme, delivered by Santiago Urquijo Zamora from the European Commission. Finally, Juan Valea López (Valencian Government) and César Aliaga Baquero officially introduced the newly-created self-assessment tool, which will enable businesses find out what the degree of compliance with the requirements set for Green Commerce recognition is.
The second part of the Seminar was devoted to the experiences related to pilot implementation of the GC labelling process at municipal level in the Spanish cities of San Sebastián and Torrevieja. Agustina Esteve Huertas (Municipality of Torrevieja) and Lourdes Blanco (Municipality of San Sebastián) have given us thorough presentations of their activities aiming at greening retail shops. Finally, Olivier de Clercq from ACR+ has given a number of conclusions and comments on the perspectives of the project in relation with associated issues and EU policy developments.
A question and answer session was followed by a buffet lunch, where the participants continued to discuss their areas of interest.
We would like to thank all the Speakers for their interesting input and the participants for being there with us today. We were very happy to meet you!
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All the presentations can be downloaded here:
Interesantes presentaciones, gracias por ponerlas a disposicion de los visitantes