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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT - UNDP/PFF- 137/07

An initiative of
PFF ACADEMY

Partnership for the Future


Under the auspices of:

The Turkish-Cypriot
GLOBAL COMPACT Network

In cooperation with:
The Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and
The Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Industry

Seminar on building up environmental SMEs

Programme funded by

the European Union

17-18 May 2007
The Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce , Nicosia
9:00-17:00

The UNDP Programme “Partnership for the Future” in collaboration with the Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and the Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Industry, members of the Turkish-Cypriot GLOBAL COMPACT Network, is pleased to announce the organization of a 2-day seminar on concepts and tools to increase the competitiveness of the business sector but at the same time reduce its impact on the environment. The seminar will introduce concepts and tools such us:

  • Integrated Product Policy : a policy that promotes the consideration of the environmental impacts of products and services during their entire life cycle.
  • Extender Products Responsibility: a concept that considers the responsibility of producers for their products beyond the consumer stage (ex. recollection of products from consumers in order to recycle or dispose them).
  • Life Cycle Assessment : a tool for the evaluation of the environmental aspects of a product or service through all stages of its life cycle.
  • Eco-Label and Environmental Product Declaration: a set of tools to promote the demand for products with lower environmental impact.
  • Eco-design: the incorporation of environmental considerations into the design and development of products or services.
  • Environmental Management Systems

The seminar is meant for maximum 50 people from all categories of SMEs interested in improving their environmental performance and ready to discuss ideas and opportunities for future assistance of UNDP-PFF related to the above topics.

Working language of the seminar will be English (consecutive Turkish translation will be provided). Registration will be done on first come first served basis. For additional information and registration, please contact by 15 th May 2007 :

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Tel. 392-2200027 - Fax. 392-2276669

Nicosia , 4 May 2007


P.O. Box 21642, 1590 Nicosia, Cyprus | Tel: ++357 22 874733 | Fax: ++357 22 874734 |
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