Italy commits to setting up a national voluntary scheme through national regulation, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of Italian eco-products on national and international markets. Such a scheme aims at promoting sustainable patterns of production and consumption; fostering eco-competitiveness of Italian small and medium enterprises; improving the environmental performance of products; reducing environmental impacts generated during their life cycle; enhancing citizens’ awareness; promoting sustainable consumption; and ensuring transparency and comparability of environmental performance of products. The draft regulation applies to products made entirely in Italy, or for which the drawing, design, processing and packaging are made exclusively on the Italian territory, as required by Italian national law.
The commitment falls under focus area 4 of the Batumi Initiative to shift consumer behaviours towards sustainable consumption patterns.
The commitment is relevant to SDG 12.