On 4 and 5 December 2019, 20 experts from Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Portugal gathered at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in Barcelona, Spain for the first meeting of the UfM Working Group (WG) on Energy Efficiency (EE) for Appliances.
The meetMED national experts presented their national experiences and engaged in topical discussion with experts from SE4All (Sustainable Energy for All), UN Environment Programme, as well as from the ONG CLASP Europe and the private sector representatives from APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe) and FRESH Egypt.
The discussion built on meetMED country questionnaires on EE in appliances and on the key meetMED reports on quality infrastructure, consumption of household appliances and regional labelling program, which will be published on the meetMED website in the upcoming months.
The participants confirmed their interest to convene again the WG and indicated the need for a road map towards a common approach to standards and labels for appliances in the Mediterranean region in view of the UfM Ministerial meeting in 2021.
The work of the WG will be presented at the next meeting of the UfM REEE (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) platform in January 2020.
The EU-funded project meetMED – Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region - fosters the energy transition in the Mediterranean, by contributing to improved security of energy supply, enhanced climate change mitigation actions and the promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency at regional and country levels.