GEN Board Participates in Training for Latin American Countries

Published On: 28-Apr-2020

Global Ecolabelling Network members together with the Brazil Ministry of Economy and Consumers International shared knowledge and experience in the certification of products and services with representatives from Latin American countries interested in developing national Type 1 environmental labeling programmes in Brasília on 12 and 13 March.

Participants included Ángel Guerrero of OSN in El Salvador, Paola Rojas Chaves of Inteco in Costa Rica, Hector Corrales of Sedeco in Paraguay, Naomi Scott-Mearns of Consumers International, Antonia Biggs Fuenzalida of MMA Chile, and Antonio Juliani of the Brazil Ministry of Economy. GEN board members attending were Vinicius Ribeiro of ABNT in Brazil, Yulia Gracheva of Vitality Leaf in Russia, and Bjorn-Erik Lonn of the Nordic Swan. Guy Ladvocat of ABNT, a previous GEN board member also participated.

The event was supported by the Brazilian government, UN Environment and the German Ministry of Environment. Among the countries interested in developing ecolabelling programmes are Chile, Costa Rica, Paraguay and El Salvador. The next stage of the project consists of the commitment of the countries interested in developing their own management systems for operating the environmental labeling programmes.

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