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05 Nov 20211 minute read

COP26: Nations team up on energy efficiency

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COP26: Nations team up on energy efficiency

Four major nations have agreed to collaborate to drastically improve the energy efficiency of appliances such as lighting, air conditioners and refrigerators. 

Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Nigeria joined the initiative, spearheaded by the UK at this year’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. 

The Joint Statement for Action on Product Efficiency and the  COP26 Product Efficiency Call to Action also form part of the Super-efficient Appliances and Equipment Deployment (SEAD) Initiative.

“IEA analysis clearly shows the importance of energy efficiency for reaching net-zero emissions globally,” said Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director. “Policies to improve the efficiency of products have already helped halve the energy consumption of major appliances in many markets, allowing consumers to benefit from significant savings while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

“I welcome the commitments of the governments that have endorsed our Call to Action. We hope to see more countries joining soon and look forward to working with them all to deliver the significant economic, social and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.”

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