Environment Technology Verification

The 16th European Forum on Eco-innovation will take place in Hannover, Germany between 7th and 8th April 2014 under the theme ‘Wasted Potential! Towards Circular Economy in Cities’. The event, which has been initiated by the European Commission (Directorate General for the Environment), will bring together a wide range of stakeholders, including finance, business and research, to discuss key issues, common objectives, challenges and opportunities regarding the transition to a circular economy in an urban context.

A Call for Proposals to fund the setting-up of Verification Bodies under the EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot programme will be published before the end of July 2013. All documents will be accessible on through DG ENVIRONMENT’s dedicated grants page for 2013 The ETV pilot programme has been set up to provide third-party verification, on a voluntary basis, of the performance claims made by technology manufacturers in business-to-business relations.