The Ecodesign Directive in a changing policy climate - challenges and opportunities!

Start/Stop Date:
24–25 Jan 2018
Lund University
Focus Areas:
Ecodesign Directives
Type of Event:

What is the role of the Ecodesign Directive in reaching climate and resource efficiency objectives in Europe?

Evaluations show that the Ecodesign Directive is one of the best performing European policies for achieving energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases. However, there are indications that we could set more stringent energy efficiency standards for appliances than is currently done, and update standards more regularly, and this will probably be necessary to reach climate targets.

The Ecodesign Directive is also considered to be a key instrument in European efforts for improved resource efficiency, as Ecodesign standards can influence a number of product properties such as product durability, reparability and recyclability. There is however uncertainty on how to best proceed with these developments, and there may in some cases be a need to consider short and long term trade-offs between different environmental impacts and different phases in the product life cycle.

The aim of the workshop is to present new and innovative developments in research and market monitoring, and to stimulate discussions on how the European Union could continue to develop standards under the Ecodesign Directive. Presentations will be combined with group discussions in order to allow input from the participants.

We welcome all kinds of participants to the workshop!

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