Ecodesign & Energy Labelling

Ecodesign & Energy Labelling regulations

The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies constitute effective tools to save energy and resources while reducing CO2 emissions. Ecodesign allows to ban the least efficient products from the market, while Energy Labelling pushes consumers towards better products. The ambitious implementation of these policies is vital for the fulfilment of EU’s climate and energy targets in the context of the European Green Deal. We aim at ambitious requirements, both from an energy efficiency and material efficiency perspective, for all products that are regulated.

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.
  • We ensure that the voice of environmental NGOs is heard at every step of the policy development.

Related news

  • No more gas-powered cosy time in French bar terraces – it is time for the whole EU to follow suit

    The French government has just adopted some of the 149 measures proposed by the Citizen Convention for the Climate last month, a group of citizens picked at random to offer advice on climate issues. One of the boldest moves concerns outdoor heating appliances: French restaurant and bar owners are banned from placing any outdoor heater in their business’ terrace as of spring 2021. French Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili has described this practice as an “ecological aberration”.

  • New report! One Charger To Fit Them All: Using ecodesign to deliver an ambitious common charger initiative

    Developing a single charger for phones, laptops and other small devices is not as straightforward as it seems. Even with a common connector, consumers need standardised and clear information on the features that chargers available on the market have - such as voltage, charging speed and data transfer functionalities. At the same time, manufacturers must stop shipping charger with every new device. Our new report puts forward a package of innovative ecodesign policies which, if implemented, will bring about huge environmental savings and help avoid tonnes of pointless e-waste.

  • This summer, (heat)wave goodbye to portable air conditioners

    As temperatures across Europe beat records summer after summer, air conditioner manufacturers rub their hands in glee. No wonder - their sales are skyrocketing. By 2050, the IEA expects the number of air conditioners in buildings to reach 5.6 billion, up from 1.6 billion today. Around two-thirds of the world’s households could have air-con by then.

Contact person

Mélissa Zill
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 03
Ernestas Oldyrevas
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 30

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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