The Unified Water Label Association, (UWLA) has urged governments in Europe to implement widespread incentive programmes to promote water efficiency via the use of the Unified Water Label, following disappointing talks on climate change in Bonn last week.

Widely reported as “disappointing” the U.N. talks in Bonn followed on from COP26 in Glasgow last November, and the feeling is that there much work to be done before the next crucial climate summit, COP27 conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November.

UWLA MD Yvonne Orgill says, “It is incredibly disappointing that these negotiations failed to make concrete advances on efforts to tackle global warming.

“We must find a way of working together and healing divisions between nations if we are to avoid the climate emergency becoming a catastrophe. 

“The UWLA is working with governments as they can influence upgrades to existing buildings by introducing incentive programmes to promote water efficiency via the use of the Unified Water Label.

We are also promoting the message of unity, calling on members and organisations across Europe to drive home our message and focus on improving consumer knowledge on water efficiency to make an informed choice.  When consumers are able to select products that display the label they can make choices that will reduce energy and save money.

“We have a fantastic range of products available that carry the Unified Water Label. It is used extensively by over 10,500 architects on new building projects and supported by a database of products across 14 categories – over 13,500 individual products at this time. 

“The time for talking is over, we have to work together to take action and facilitate change.”

You can find out more about the Unified Water Label here

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