This report intends to provide an insight into equivalent EU Ecodesign and energy labelling regulations around the world and how civil society organisations are involved in these processes. It is not intended to be an exhaustive overview of activities, but rather shine light on successful practices that could be adapted by civil society groups in the EU.
For the initial release of this report, the United States of America, Australia, and Japan were considered. Once contacts have been established and a dialogue created, it is hoped that a second draft of this report will be produced to look at civil society involvement in China and India, as well as detailing the work carried out by ‘global’ organisations such as the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) and the Collaborative Labelling & Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) in a range of countries and regions outside of Europe.
Author: Alun Jones, ECOS
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