Ecodesign & Energy Labelling

Ecodesign & Energy-labelling legislation

The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies constitute effective tools to achieve major energy, resource and CO2 reductions, by banning from the market the least efficient products (Ecodesign), while pushing consumers towards better products (Energy Labelling). The ambitious implementation of these policies is vital for the success of the circular and clean energy agendas. We aim at ambitious requirements, both from an energy efficiency and material efficiency perspective, for as many product types as possible.

What we are working on

  • We co-lead the Coolproducts Campaign, a coalition of NGOs working at national and European level to fully materialise the potential of ecodesign and energy labelling policies.
  • We co-lead the Right to Repair campaign in Europe, a coalition of European organisations pushing for system change around repair and advocating for product design requirements to allow products to both last longer and be repaired whenever needed.
  • We contribute to improving the policy framework thanks to over 10 years of experience working all along the ecodesign process, and have a seat in the European Commission expert group dealing with these policies.
  • We deliver advocacy and communications campaigns pushing for more durable, repairable and efficient products.
  • We ensure that the voice of environmental NGOs is heard at every step of the policy development.

Related news

  • Where are we on the upcoming Batteries Regulation?

    Batteries from electric vehicles became a priority for the European Commission in 2019 and will be a priority for the Von der Leyen Commission too. The fast-track ecodesign preparatory study is now finished, and a follow-up study looking at other aspects will be finalised in January 2020.

  • ECOS supports the creation of a new group to advise on environmental aspects in lighting standardisation

    In October, ECOS successfully co-initiated the launch of an advisory group at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The group will focus on environmental aspects of standards related to lighting products and systems and will inform the work of the dedicated technical committee at the international level.

  • Climate action needs better products

    The EU has recently paved the way for longer-lasting products. Now we must enshrine this ambition into our future European Green Deal, Coolproducts campaigners wrote in a letter to the incoming European Commission this week.

Contact person

Mélissa Zill
Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 68
Ernestas Oldyrevas
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 30

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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