Advancing the green path in Azerbaijan – awareness workshop on the Product Environmental Footprint methodology and its benefits for manufacturing enterprises

MARCH 12, 2023

On 15 March 2023, EU4Environment invites representatives from industrial enterprises, local authorities and agencies, business associations, and NGOs in Azerbaijan to an awareness-raising workshop on the introduction of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and the European Union Single Market for Green Product (SMGP) initiative.

The event is open to all stakeholders interested in and working on issues related to green economy, circular economy, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP), and environmental protection. The meeting is organized by UNIDO in collaboration with PRé Sustainability (the Netherlands) and national partners.

To join the event, please register here:

The workshop will be organized in an online format and will present the PEF methodology and the benefits of introducing greener products in the country. It will feature presentations and discussions with experts in the field and provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the concept of green or environmentally-friendly products. It will be hosted in both Azerbaijani and English (with simultaneous interpretation).

The workshop covers topics related to instruments and strategies to promote green products, including eco-labelling (specifying the current national situation), associated legislative background, and benefits for different target groups. The potential impact of applying the PEF methodology for Azerbaijani enterprises exporting to the EU market will also be explored. The workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage in topical discussions.

EU4Environment and the introduction of the EU SMGP initiative
Within EU4Environment Action, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is introducing the EU SMGP and PEF methodology in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, including Azerbaijan. Here, UNIDO is supported by REC Caucasus, office Azerbaijan.

About EU4Environment Action  
“European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment) Action helps the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries preserve their natural capital and increase people’s environmental well-being by supporting environment-related action, demonstrating and unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts.  

The Action is implemented by five partner organisations: OECD, UNECE, UNEP, UNIDO and the World Bank.   

For further information about the Action, please visit: and  

Learn more about the EU SMGP and PEF from our leaflet: 

Advancing Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) (available in Azerbaijani and English)  

Agenda of the seminar