Barrier Removal to Encourage and Secure Market Transformation and Labeling of Refrigerators
Policy measure

The project Barrier Removal to Encourage and Secure Market Transformation and Labeling of Refrigerators was implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 1998 and executed by the Agency for Energy Management (AME).


By addressing institutional, technical, information, capacity and market barriers, the project aimed to “ensure that energy efficiency and consumption labels are developed and adopted by all local refrigerator manufacturers (who supply 95% of the Tunisian market needs), thereby guaranteeing consumer awareness of the consumption and economic perspective of purchasing any potential unit.” (GEF, 2009)


The project also sought to ensure effective testing, monitoring and enforcement capacity in the country to achieve compliance with labelling standards and requirements (GEF, 2009)


Total GEF financing amounted to USD 0.7 million and co-financing to USD 1.2 million. 

Implementation
No identified implementation measures.
Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

The project achieved the following outcomes (GEF, 2009):

  • “Passage of three laws on energy efficiency and equipment and appliance labeling.

  • Capacity building among public institutions, refrigerator manufacturers, and local professionals.

  • Decision-maker awareness of issues related to energy efficiency in refrigeration technologies.

  • Establishment of inter-institutional links in the energy efficiency field associated with the refrigerator market.

  • Dialogue between the public and private sectors.”

“As a result of its careful design and implementation it is forecast that by 2030 the program will have saved 3.4 Mt of CO2 emissions” (GEF, 2009).

References

Global Environment Facility (GEF), 2009. Investing in Energy-efficiency – The GEF experience. Washington, DC. Available at: www.thegef.org/gef/sites/thegef.org/files/publication/Investing-Energy-Efficiency-English.pdf.