Ahead of COP26 in November 2021, the SEAD Initiative and its partners are focusing on an ambitious initiative to double the energy efficiency of four key products that together account for over 40% of global electricity demand:
Doubling the energy efficiency of these products would bring substantial energy demand savings, avoid greenhouse gas emissions, promote business innovation, and ensure consumer access to affordable and high-performing technologies. Additional national benefits include improved air quality, health, jobs, grid stability, energy security, and supporting a clean and resilient economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
To do this, the UK as COP26 President and the IEA have launched the COP26 Product Efficiency Call to Action, the largest ever international initiative on appliance energy efficiency. It aims to strengthen the SEAD Initiative to support countries in achieving higher ambition more quickly, more easily and at lower cost.
As of November 2021, 14 SEAD members have endorsed the Joint Statement:
To help SEAD Members achieve the goal of doubling product efficiency by 2030, the International Agency has developed the Energy Performance Ladder framework.
This simple framework brings together multiple appliance efficiency policies under a single consistent set of performance thresholds. It allows policy makers, manufacturers and wider stakeholders to visualise progress on product efficiency now and in the future.
Download the SEAD information pack on the Energy Performance Ladder.