Paris Time Event — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IEA at COP28: Reflecting product energy efficiency in Sub-Saharan African countries’ NDCs

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Dubai time: 2 December 2023, 14:00-15:00

This event aims to raise awareness on and discuss the opportunities resulting from reflecting product energy efficiency targets and policies in Sub-Saharan African countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The event will showcase achievements in building vibrant markets for efficient products in the region, including the adoption of regionally harmonized and ambitious Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for lighting and cooling products by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC) regions. NDCs in the region seldom have targets for efficient products and refer even less often to MEPS. Their inclusion recognizes the contribution of efficiency to emissions reduction targets, promotes long-term policy planning, and furthers opportunities for international cooperation. The event will also discuss possible product efficiency pilot projects in the region that Sweden, through the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA), is exploring under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances (EELA) project.

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