Dimas moots EU product carbon label

Sustainable production and consumption plan could lead to bloc-wide scheme for footprinting products

EU action plans on sustainable production and consumption and greener industrial policy could lead to a European-wide carbon labelling scheme indicating the impact of products on climate change, environment commissioner Stavros Dimas indicated last week.

"I know that a number of companies and retailers are developing their own carbon labelling and given that we have a single market it would appear to make sense to have one set of labels for the single market," Mr Dimas said in his personal blog during an event to mark international blog action day.

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