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Achievements and Lessons Learned: Vanuatu's MEPSL Program for Appliance and Lighting Products
The successful implementation of IIEC’s technical assistance entitled "Enhancement of Minimum Energy Performance Standard Labeling (MEPSL) Program for Appliance and Lighting Products in Vanuatu" was showcased as a notable achievement at the recent Asia and the Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2023, during 13-17 November in Johor Bahru.
The technical assistance was led by the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology and Geo-Hazards, Energy, Environment and National Disaster Management, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN). This technical assistance aimed to support accelerating the transition to energy-efficient appliances and lighting in Vanuatu.
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Project Team Shared Key Findings of the Technical
Significant lessons learned throughout the project pave the way for future success and sustainability. Aligning MEPS and test methods with international standards across Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji becomes crucial to steer clear of outdated regulations, ensuring consistency and effective monitoring. Collaborating with the Customs Department to establish specific product codes for regulated items emerges as a pivotal step in enhancing import data collection, enabling improved Monitoring, Verification, and Enforcement (MV&E). Further refinement of the Vanuatu Electronic Single Window (VeSW) registration system's Energy Module, achieved through collaboration with the Vanuatu Electronic Single Window Project team, stands as a necessary measure for seamless implementation. Moreover, the pursuit of funding avenues and securing seed funding to operationalize financial mechanisms emerges as critical for sustained implementation. Commitment from the Vanuatu government to these recommendations will cement the long-term success of the MEPSL program, propelling an ongoing journey toward energy efficiency and sustainable practices.