European Development Days (EDD) 2021 x PCEPSDI

European Development Days (EDD) 2021 keynote speakers with PCEPSDI Executive Director, For. June M. Alvarez discussing holistic approaches to reduce plastic waste and protect seascapes and coastal areas. EDD is Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006. Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenge. For. June M. Alvarez jump-started the Breakout Session 3 about Sustainable Production: Innovation in business models, design and production and Business Models, briefing about Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), ecolabelling, and Sustainable Consumption and Procurement (SCP). PCEPSDI is currently implementing programmes that recognize and increasing awareness on sustainable packaging through the National Ecolabelling Programme-Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP) and, Green Public Procurement Programme and projects being implemented such as Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TVC) Philippines that aims to reduce the Greenhouse Gas emissions and increase the resource efficiency of the tourism sector by engaging the key tourism sector, and Sustainable Packaging towards Marine Litter that aims to promote the use of sustainable packaging by developing and piloting the NELP-GCP criteria for sustainable packaging. Together with him in the breakout session 3 is PCEPSDI Project Officer, Ms. Erica Nicole D. Gomez, and Design Officer, Engr. Augusto Luis A. Labos in Breakout Session 4 about Monitoring: Leveraging data for marine litter prevention. Author: Engr. Augusto Luis Labos