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Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a new tool to help innovative environmental technologies reach the market. Claims about the performance of innovative environmental technologies can be verified by qualified third parties called "Verification Bodies". The "Statement of Verification" delivered at the end of the ETV process can be used as evidence that the claims made about the innovation are both credible and scientifically sound. With proof of performance credibly assured, innovations can expect an easier market access and/or a larger market share and the technological risk is reduced for technology purchasers.

Handing out of first Statements of Verification

The 18th Eco-innovation Forum will take place on the 20th and 21st of May in Barcelona. This edition of the forum promoted by DG Environment focuses on "the role of environmental labelling, management and information schemes" and will be the occasion to hand out the first Statements of Verification under the ETV PIlot Programme scheme. The Forum will also have several speakers and participants involved with ETV, namely Verification Bodies and companies undergoing a verification of their technologies.