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Ecodesign, Energy Label, EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement


Project plan

The project has started in October 2017 and is expected to be completed during 2019.

The Preparatory Study will consist of the following tasks, to be followed in accordance with the Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) developed by the European Commission:

  • Task 1 – Scope
  • Task 2 – Markets
  • Task 3 – Users
  • Task 4 – Technologies
  • Task 5 – Environment and Economics
  • Task 6 – Design options
  • Task 7 – Scenarios

In addition, sub-tasks will be carried out in support of the analysis of the potential for an EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement criteria for the product group. These will include analysis of environmental and other issues (e.g. health performance, CSR), the improvement potential of using these voluntary instruments, and tests and standards to support their verification.

Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of this study, particularly in support of data collection and analysis. Stakeholder contact is to be organised through a structured technical working group process. Three stakeholder meetings in Brussels are foreseen during 2018/2019.

The 1st stakeholder meeting will be combined, in support all four policy instruments. The 2nd and 3rd stakeholder meetings could foresee dedicated sessions specifically addressing ecodesign and energy labelling, together with other sessions specifically on Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement.

Based on the outcome of the preparatory study, the Commission will consider the feasibility and potential to apply some or all of the four policy instruments, and if a positive decision is taken may then take them forward to the next stages in the relevant analyses of impacts and adoption processes.

Registered stakeholders will be informed about the publication of draft reports, the availability of questionnaires and upcoming meetings. More info can be found. Here.

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