The European Commission is launching an impact assessment for its new initiative: Empowering the consumer for the green transition.
Helping consumers play their part in achieving a more sustainable economy (‘green’ transition) is a key goal of the EU consumer policy revision (the ‘consumer agenda’).
The policy revision proposal aims to:
- ensure that consumers obtain reliable & useful information on products, e.g. on their lifespan and repair options
- prevent overstated environmental information (‘greenwashing’) and sale of products with a covertly shortened lifespan
- set minimum requirements for sustainability logos & labels.
Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative, and the European Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report.