This component will address several barriers including lack of technical know-how on ES&L, low level of awareness and understanding of the general public about the concept of “carbon footprint”, lack of information on carbon footprint programs, lack of institutional capacity on ES&L implementation, absence of adequate information on appliance and equipment efficiency and trends and limited local energy performance testing facilities. This component will include several key activities to build capacity for developing and implementing energy standards and codes and supplementary to this, in the development and implementation of carbon footprint programs in targeted products. Also included are activities on staff training, establishment of product-specific working groups, provision for adequate testing facilities, establishment of regular data collection and reporting processes, and facilitation of mutual recognition agreements so that equipment tested and certified in one country does not need to be retested and recertified in other BRESL countries.
Activity 2.1a: Training to Strengthen and Enable Public Institutions to Support Development and Implementation of ES&L Programs
Activity 2.1b: Training to Strengthen and Enable Key Stakeholders to Support Development and Implementation of Carbon Footprint Programs
Activity 2.2: Capacity Enhancement in the Development and Implementation of Standards and Labeling for the 6 Targeted Products
Activity 2.3:Strengthening of National and Regional Testing and Certification Infrastructure
Activity 2.4: Strengthening of Data Collection and Reporting Procedures on Equipment Availability and Sales by Efficiency Level in Participating Countries