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myEcoCost Newsletter September 2015

myEcoCost Summary now available

The summary brochure “myEcoCost - Forming the Nucleus of a Novel Environmental Accounting System: Vision, prototype and way forward“ gives a brief introduction to the vision linked to myEcoCost: a network formed by a network of collaborative environmental accounting nodes collecting environmental data at each step in a product’s value chain. It shows why better life cycle data is needed and how myEcoCost addresses and solves this problem. Furthermore, it presents options for a future up scaling of highly automated environmental accounting for products and services. 

The brochure is written in plain language and available for free download from the project here.

 

myEcoCost participates to the FP7 resource efficiency cluster - final joint event

The myEcoCost Consortium was represented by Robert Stewart Mostyn and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH on the final event of the FP7 resource efficiency cluster that took place in Brussels on 16th of September. The presentation is available here.

 

Webinars

Two dedicated webinars were conducted in order to disseminate the myEcoCost project results and receive constructive feedback from stakeholders. The first webinar was open to the public from different businesses and the second one was for employees from naturskyddsforeningen, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), who is member of the myEcoCost Advisory Board. The overall feedback during the webinars was that myEcoCost is a very well developed solution for ecological accounting. There will be challenges to get critical mass on the market especially upstream the supply chain. So the most important factor to achieve the goals of myEcoCost is the credibility of the system. A good push could additionally be the support of global brand owners as supporters of myEcoCost.

The presentations of the webinars are available here.

 

About myEcoCost

myEcoCost is a project co-funded by the European Commission and carried out by a consortium of nine industry and research partners with complementary expertise on the areas of environmental sustainability and accounting, ICT and software development. The team aims at developing an integrated software solution that in the long term will be able to measure the ecological cost of any product or service delivered through the supply chain.

Unlike other ecological or carbon calculators, myEcoCost draws on real supply chain data to calculate the total use of natural resources of a product or service, wherever they are in the supply chain.

For more information, go to www.myecocost.com

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