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African Eco-Labelling Mechanism

As of: April 2018

Objective and activities

The project is establishing an African eco-label with the aim of improving marketing opportunities for sustainable products and creating incentives to reduce production-related emissions and adapt production methods to climate change. The project is based on preliminary work undertaken by the Marrakech Task Force on Cooperation with Africa. It is laying the technical and organisational foundations for a functioning labelling system and putting this system into practice. The project partners are establishing an organisational structure, a benchmarking system against which to assess existing sustainability standards, and a strategy to ensure financial self-sufficiency once the project has ended.

State of implementation/results

  • Executive Board, Secretariat at the African Regional Organisation for Standardisation (partner organisation), Technical Board and Sector Working Groups set up
  • Four standards drafted in the core sectors of the African Ecolabelling Mechanism
  • Marketing concept, logo and marketing materials developed for the African eco-label
  • Website developed and launched
  • African Ecolabelling Mechanism presented at various forums

Project data

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution:
  • African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
  • African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)
  • African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP)
  • African Union (AU)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - Kenya

BMU grant:
€ 4,550,603.24

12/2009 till 12/2018


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