Strengthening and Expanding the Standards and Labelling Programme for Appliances in Kiribati

Country: Kiribati

Phase: 3

Status: Completed

Related Strategic Priority Outcomes: Strengthened enabling environment for NDC implementation

Summary of Activity:

The Pacific Appliance Labelling and Standards (PALS) Programme is a regional program funded by the Australian Government, and implemented by SPC, has been assisting Pacific Island Countries (PICs) since 2012 to adopt harmonized performance standards and energy labelling of electrical appliances
covering refrigerators /freezers, lights, and air conditioning units.

Kiribati through its Climate Change Coordinator at the Office of the President submitted a proposal to strengthen and expand its Standard and Labelling Program for Appliances, for Regional National Determined Contribution (NDC) Hub 3rd Phase. The NDC-hub has approved this proposal and through this assistance implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) is supporting Kiribati in ensuring MEPSL has the necessary institutional, monitoring and evaluation structure in place as well as the technical expertise to effectively administer and enforce the Energy Act 2022.

Under this support, a training was conducted in Kiribati from 13 – 15 March 2023 to government officials and importers

Implementing Partner: The Pacific Community (SPC)