CLASP has supported the development and implementation of appliance standards and labeling in China since 1999 through technical assistance to key national policymakers, chiefly the China National Institute of Standardization.
With ongoing support from CLASP and others, China has implemented 46 MEPS and expanded the coverage of its mandatory energy label to over 25 residential, commercial, and industrial products.
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of household appliances, lighting, and other residential and commercial equipment, China has made the development and adoption of clean efficient energy technologies a core part of its 12th Five Year Plan for Economic and Social Development. S&L is a prominent element of that plan.
In collaboration with the China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP), CLASP utilizes funding from the ClimateWorks Foundation to support China in its goal to reduce the energy intensity of the economy by 40-45 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels. To that end, CLASP provides technical support to the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) and other national policymakers.
CLASP’s technical assistance to policymakers in China includes supporting the development and revision of MEPS; supporting the monitoring, verification and enforcement of S&L; promoting market transformation towards energy efficient products; and providing international outreach.
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