Country:Germany
Year:2009
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Information and Education
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
URL:http://www.bmu-klimaschutzinitiative.de
Description:

This project involves identification of the “best product” criteria for the 90 most important products from the point of view of climate protection as well as creation of the award criteria for the Blue Angel environmental symbol. This is intended to form the basis for a rapid change in the market to energy-efficient and climate-friendly best products. For the 90 particularly climate-relevant products indicative ecological assessments, life-cycle cost analyses and benefit analyses are carried out, then they are examined in respect of further critical environmental aspects (such as toxic effects, noise or radiation), after which the product carbon footprint is drawn up and the criteria for awarding of the Blue Angel are derived and agreed upon in-process with the partners on the ground. By way of support for the assessment key ecological assessment modules (e.g. for electricity or transport) are updated and the international standardisation process for the product carbon footprint is monitored.

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