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Barrier Removal to the Cost-Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL)

Project Summary

- Increased capacity of Asian countries to develop and implement ES&L programs;- Enhanced awareness on ES&L programs and in the use of EE products in the countries in the region;- Facilitation of the development and implementation of ES&L programs, with the participation of the relevant government agencies, manufacturers/suppliers, retailers, and consumers;- Increased financing and access to financing for ES&L initiatives;- Establishment of a regional network of standards and labeling activities that will facilitate harmonization of standards; and,- Successful demonstration of the design, development, financing, institutionalization, implementation of ES&L programs, and the resulting benefits from such programs.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
In lead country (China): National Development and Reform Comission/China Standard Certification Center
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
28,080,900 USD
GEF Agency Fees
706,500 USD
Total Cost 35,930,900.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
23 May 2006
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
26 May 2008
Project closed
30 Nov 2016