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Detail of GEF Project #576

GEF Project ID576
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBarrier Removal to Encourage and Secure Market Transformation and Labeling of Refrigerators
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program5
Approval Date1998-03-26
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-04-27
Project Completion Date2004-12-01
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyAME
DescriptionIn addressing institutional, technical, information, capacity and market barriers, the project would 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. The project will also ensure an effective testing, monitoring and enforcement capacity in the country to achieve compliance with labeling standards and requirements. The economic, technological and environmental implications of labeling make it a major action in the implementation of Tunisian policy aiming at sustainable development. Furthermore, critical barrier removal activities will also serve to activate market forces and promote Market Transformation to more efficient models. At the same time, the project will ensure that local manufacturers are able to join market development and comply with labeling criteria and future binding standards that limit consumption. Such standards are expected to be issued around the year 2005.
Implementation Status 1.Adoption of a new article in the decree defining the minimum energy performance standards for cold appliances and specifying the banning of refrigerators which belong to categories 7 and 8 by July 2006. 2.Launching of a vast communication campaign relating to labeling to inform and better direct the choice of the public on most performing appliances 3.Preparation of the regional closing workshop (planned for end of November 2005) in collaboration with the Arab regional PDFA on Building codes, labeling and standards 4.Final TPR meeting hold in June 2005
GEF Project Grant
710,000 USD
GEF Grant
710,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,236,000 USD
Project Cost
1,946,000 USD
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