Improving energy efficiency is the most cost-effective concrete action governments can take in the short term to address climate change and energy security concerns and to reduce energy consumption.
4E concentrates on non-transport energy using equipment and systems in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The 4E focus is on equipment types that contribute significantly to the total end-use energy consumption and/or has significant energy saving potential, and which are not the subject of competing initiatives.
Consistent with the International Energy Agency Framework (IEA), 4E is open to membership of IEA member and non-member countries.
The Programme to be carried out shall consist of international efforts to promote government actions that encourage the use of energy efficient end-use equipment and systems. The Implementing Agreement provides a forum for member country delegates and invited stakeholders to:
These objectives will be met by collecting and sharing information on end-use equipment technologies and programmes and pooling resources for projects and tasks.
The 4E Implementing Agreement will: