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1 Eco-innovation and standards Anna Moreno Paris, 27 November

2 Eco-innovation and priority activity areas for its implementation Legislation and regulation to remove obstacles Public procurement to promote eco-markets Awareness and buyer competence to ensure effective impacts Education – skills and training to prepare the future generations R&D for finding better solutions for the four R (Reuse, Reduce, Recover,Recycle) Standardization to compare eco-products and improve interoperability Anna Moreno, ENEA

3 The continuous improvement circle Legislation Public procurement Awareness Education & training R &D Standardization

4 Rapa Nui

5 Is the world becoming a big Rapa Nui?

6 Overview of the different role of standards Life cycle data management To monitor the appliance of the IPP policy and improve the integration among the process chain e-business To enlarge the market of eco-industry Environmental performance To decrease the environmental impact of products during their life cycle Administrative procedure for eco-industry To spread good practices in all Europe standards

7 Multiple role of standardization: the environmental performance of innovative products In order to claim that a product or a process is eco- innovative, there is the need to set up instruments to evaluate the different performance of similar products. These instruments need to be agreed at European level in order to avoid new obstacles to the common market. Workshops and round robin tests could be promoted to establish common bases of evaluation of environmental performance of product and processes. Standardize now is better than harmonize after!!

8 Multiple role of standardization: the standardization of procedure to setting up eco-innovative business Eco-industry should be set up in any European country with simplified administrative procedure so that they can be settled easily in all Europe bringing to a better exploitation of the research results in all the members state The public procurement should be the market pull as the top ten in Japan The research should be the market push with extended use of research voucher in all the countries as well as stages in the main research centers for young entrepreneurs

9 Multiple role of standardization: the standards for the interoperability of different hardware and software system In order to evaluate the environmental impact of a product from the cradle to the grave it is necessary that the data can be read by any HW/SF system in the present and in the future and the data have to refer to the specific product taken into consideration and not to a general data taken from a general purpose data base. Standards for the interoperability of systems have been produced by ISO TC 184 in 25 years and validated by CEN TC 310 but very few persons know and implement them. The use of these standards would bring enormous benefit more than any other standard has brought to the market

10 The need for interoperable standards for the environmental data management

11 Why it is so important to use interoperable standards? Every year 5000 persons die because of wrong data exchange in the hospital Every year every business spend at least the 5% of its income for the data re-entry in different software/hardware systems Industries lose up to 30% of their income because of wrong data exchange within their own departments as well as among their suppliers. Every year many environmental disasters occur because of wrong data management

12 The use of e-business for eco-industries would allow them to enlarged their business by serving more customers in all Europe and also abroad Bigger markets will promote lead markets of eco- industries Public procurement for structural funds could further promote the eco-industry market Developing countries could be a very interesting target for eco-industry. Multiple role of standardization: the e- business and virtual enterprises

13 DEPUIS: A portal for the eco-design Multimedia handbook for: –Self evaluation for interoperability problems Environmental data management Materials data management Data archiving –Data bases of: Existing standards for interoperability and eco management Good practice of the standards application E-learning courses freely available for eco-design –Setting up new skills for eco-design and interoperability

14 Standardization and possible role of the EU Commission Promote specific calls for the implementation of interoperable standards in any sector with the priority for those sector where the environmental impact is higher as building construction, food industry and transport Promote specific call to set up performance standards for the same sectors Promote research project for the four R (Reuse, Reduce, Recover, Recycle) Promote the network among administrations to define the best procedure for setting up eco-innovative industry (INNO-NET) Facilitate the e-business for eco-innovative markets (European portal for eco-goods?)

15 Contacts Anna Moreno ENEA tel. +39 06 3048 6474 E-mail:

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