Green Products and Labelling

Green Products Development and Labelling

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Mongolia has a strong history of locally produced goods, based on locally available resources. The traditional, natural sources of locally manufactured products have a distinct potential to meet international standards for eco-products and to be exported.

The SWITCH-Asia "Green Products Development and Labelling in Mongolia" project encourages green product development and eco-labeling for locally produced products in Mongolia. By improving the product quality and manufacturing efficiency through SCP principles, the position of the products can be strengthened on local, national and international markets. This will strongly contribute to local economic development, while contributing to rural poverty alleviation by creating local employment and protecting the environment by using material resources, water and energy more efficiently and reducing air and water pollution and waste.

The Green Products Challenge is at the centre of the project. Companies from given sectors (leather, wood, wool & cashmere, food, handicraft and tourism) are challenged to participate in this green product development contest. Companies are supported on green product development via trainings and workshops not only about cleaner production, eco-design and green labels but also about business planning.

Duration: 12/2009 - 4/2012

Total budget: EUR 933,257 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

Jaap van de Meer
IVAM
Plantage Muidergracht 14
1018 TV Amsterdam
Netherlands

IVAM UvA BV IVAM UvA BV
IVAM is the environmental research and consultancy centre of the University of Amsterdam. IVAM has over 15 years of international experience in clearner production. Aside from project management responsibilities IVAM coordinates the CP and policy activiti
Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI)
The Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce is the main body representing the Mongolian business community, engaging businesses and trade organisations in a wide range of activities and services. MNCCI strengthens the project with its extended business net
Mongolian Agency for Standardisation and Metrology (MASM) Mongolian Agency for Standardisation and Metrology (MASM)
The Mongolian Agency for Standardisation and Metrology is a government regulatory agency responsible for coordinating and managing the MSTQ (metrology, standardisation, testing and quality) sector throughout the country. MASM helps the project in the supp
Centre for Appropriate Technology (GrAT) Centre for Appropriate Technology (GrAT)
GrAT is a scientific association for research and development of appropriate technology based in Vienna. GrAT is experienced in environmental consultancy (cleaner production, eco-design and green labels). GrAT provides input in these fields to the Green P
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