6. Messages from DÃ¼sseldorf
From 17 to 20 March, we participated to the RECS Market Meeting, where we had tens of meetings and encounters.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by all the differences between countries and systems. However, we were once more surprised by the similarities. All over Europe stakeholders are looking for good ways to "get more out of the market". ECOHZ developed the GOÂ²
, the German labels are looking for new ways to "make a difference", in the Netherlands a consortium of NGOs ranked products and suppliers, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol encourages companies to go for a "regulatory surplus" (i.e. doing more than what the law requires).
We got a lot of new ideas and we made many new friends. We'll keep you informed about how we follow up on this.