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14 Governments Commit to Product Efficiency Call to Action

4 November 2021 Glasgow, Scotland --  CEM's Super - Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced a COP26 Call to Action to double the efficiency of four key appliances (industrial motors, air conditioners, refrigerators, and lighting) globally by 2030. These four products together account for over 40% of global electricity demand, and reducing their consumption will make the clean energy transition faster, easier, and more cost-effective. 

The Product Efficiency Call to Action has two key aims: 

1. To drive international ambition that is consistent with the aim of doubling the efficiency of key products sold globally by 2030; and

2. To strengthen the SEAD Initiative to support countries in achieving raised ambition more quickly, easily, and at a lower cost. 

To support this ambitious action, 14 SEAD members have endorsed a joint statement to raise their ambitions on product efficiency. 

A panel discussion with participants from the Climate Group, IEA, Schneider Electric, UNEP, Accelor Mittel, and governments of the UK, Nigeria, India spoke on the importance of this CEM work stream at COP26. Watch the livestream of the Panel Discussion on Product Efficiency here. 

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More about the SEAD Initiative 

The CEM Super Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative aims to strengthen the design and implementation of appliance energy efficiency policies and related measures through knowledge products and tools, awareness campaigns, identifying and highlighting technologies, and providing technical expertise.

The COP26 Call to Action for Product Efficiency is a special initiative of the UK (one of four co-lead governments) and the IEA (as new operating agent for SEAD) under the COP26 Energy Transition Campaign.