Uzbekistan commits to develop and adopt a government decision in 2017 on the introduction of an eco-labelling system. The establishment of a national label for environmentally friendly products will allow Uzbekistan to join the Global Ecolabeling network. The commitment aims to stimulate the production of environmentally friendly products and services and increase the share of environmentally friendly goods and services in the internal market. It will also improve the competitiveness of locally produced goods on international export markets.
The commitment falls under focus areas 4, 5, and 6 of the Batumi Initiative to shift consumer behaviours towards sustainable consumption patterns ; develop clean physical capital for sustainable production patterns; and promote green and fair trade.
Implementing partners will include relevant ministries, enterprises, municipalities and non-governmental organisations.