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4E Scope and Objectives

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.

Objectives of the 4E Implementing Agreement

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:

  • Collect and analyse information, share expertise and pool resources on energy efficient end-use equipment systems;
  • Coordinate internationally acceptable approaches that promote energy efficient end-use equipment and systems; and
  • Develop greater understanding of policies and practices in the field of energy efficient end-use equipment and systems.

These objectives will be met by collecting and sharing information on end-use equipment technologies and programmes and pooling resources for projects and tasks.

Deliverables of the 4E Implementing Agreement 

The 4E Implementing Agreement will:

  • Establish a forum for information exchange and coordination between participating governments and sponsor organisations.
  • Undertake specific projects on energy efficient end-use equipment.
  • Identify and promote opportunities for international action on the basis of results from the Annexes and Projects.
  • Disseminate results, best practice, databases, and research.