MARKET INCENTIVES will be put in place to stimulate the uptake of energy efficient lighting and appliances. The project will offer supply chain actors technical assistance and financial incentives to deliver efficient and high quality energy services.
POLICIES AND REGULATIONS for energy efficient lighting and appliances will be improved through the project, with an eye on making them gender and climate responsive. This will involve developing a regional framework for lighting and harmonised Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for various product groups. It will also involve addressing environmental issues such as the safe ‘end of life’ disposal of lighting and appliances, including disassembly and recycling.
BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF GOVERNMENTS standards setting and accreditation bodies, as well as testing facilities and the private sector will also be an important part of the programme through workshops, webinars and other events. A network for sharing knowledge within the regions will be established. In particular, the project will offer testing centres support with equipment and capacity building.
RAISING AWARENESS about the benefits of efficient technologies amongst market players, policy makers and consumers will be critical. Through the project, public information campaigns using TV, radio, social channels and outreach events will
promote the multiple benefits of switching towards energy efficient lights and appliances, addressing women and men equally.