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NORDSYN

Nordic surveillance cooperation for green products

GREEN GROWTH THE NORDIC WAY Green growth is a key priority for Nordic co-operation in the coming years. “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth” is the Nordic Prime Ministers’ shared green growth initiative under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The green growth initiative is a vision based on the joint utilization of Nordic strengths in a number of areas including ecodesign and energy labelling. The projects described here are part of this effort, involving the following Councils of Ministers: Energy, Trade, Environment. See more at www.norden.org/greengrowth or read the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway.org

It is estimated that ecodesign and energy labelling can save 5% of energy use in the EU in 2020. Efficient market surveillance is essential if this is to be realised. AIM AND OUTCOME The aim of Nordsyn is to improve the efficiency of market surveillance of ecodesign and energy labelling. Goals: • Develop and establish working methods to secure continued cooperation, for example by sharing market control plans, test results and results of document control • Develop hands-on material, such as information sheets and guidelines, for better and more preventive market surveillance • Investigate and analyse in greater depth important issues such as the effects of market surveillance, how to handle strategic Nordic products and how to perform market surveillance on products integrated in systems, and aspects such as recyclability and resource efficiency • Contribute to the development and improvement of market surveillance in the Nordic region, and by extension in EU/EEA • Support Nordic consumers and producers and the Nordic market surveillance authorities (MSAs) in their implementation of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives

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Present the EU with a Nordic view and Nordic practices Strengthen Nordic products and services in the market through good market surveillance with a view to enabling producers and retailers to adapt and develop their products, and hopefully be forerunners in green growth

Nordsyn provides significant benefits to Nordic MSAs, producers and consumers, it promotes green growth and energy efficiency, and increases Nordic influence in the EU. TIME LINE Begun in 2013, projects will run throughout 2014 and are scheduled for completion in 2015. PARTNERS Danish Energy Agency; Norwegian Water, Resources and Energy Directorate; Neytendsastofa/Iceland; Swedish Energy Agency; Tukes-Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency CONTACT Lovisa Blomqvist, lovisa.blomqvist@energimyndigheten.se, +46(0)165442272


GREEN GROWTH THE NORDIC WAY “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth” is the Nordic Prime Ministers’ shared green growth initiative under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Green growth is a key priority for Nordic co-operation in the next few years and Nordic partnerships in this field has the potential to create a larger regional market, give a political lead in the EU, improve joint infrastructures and provide critical mass for future developments. The Nordic Prime Ministers’ green growth initiative is a vision based on the joint utilization of Nordic strengths in a number of areas including: • Energy efficiency and climate • Waste treatment and food waste • Sustainable building and ecodesign • Investment in innovation and research • Green public procurement and green investments This exhibition highlights aims and results from the following projects under “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth”: 1. Developing Nordic test centres for green solutions 2. Working together on education, training and research for green growth 3. Promoting flexible consumption of electricity 4. Working together on green-technology norms and standards 5. Working together on green procurement in the public sector 6. Developing techniques and methods for waste treatment 7. Promoting the integration of environmental and climate considerations into development aid 8. Co-ordinating and improving funding for green investment and companies. You can read articles on the individual projects at www.nordicway.org More info at norden.org/greengrowth

THE NORDIC REGION – leading in green growth


NORDSYN - Nordic surveillance cooperation for green products