Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4)

The global exchange for energy efficiency policies, data and analysis

The Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme works closely with six of the world’s largest emerging economies on energy efficiency.

About the E4 Programme

Together these six countries consume one third of the world’s energy – expected to rise to 40% under current policy directions.

The programme also works within two emerging regions, in ASEAN and Latin America, supporting energy efficiency through established political and trading relationships.

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Our work with E4 countries

The collaboration with countries is highly flexible based on changing needs but generally falls into three main categories:

  • Understanding the potential of energy efficiency to enable a secure, sustainable energy system
  • Setting targets and tracking progress through energy efficiency indicators and policy evaluation for continuous improvement
  • Developing strategies and policy design to deliver energy efficient prosperity

There are five main modes of collaboration:

  1. Support for policy development: focusing on the day to day needs of officials responsible for delivering energy efficiency policies
  2. Thematic workshops: bringing together officials and experts from a range of countries to explore specific topics
  3. Policy training: group training for officials and future leaders, primarily through the E4 Training Weeks
  4. Webinars: online seminars offering access to a range of experts on key policies or technologies
  5. Online training: self-paced learning on energy efficiency indicators. Access the training

The programme is increasingly working with countries on quantifying and communicating the multiple benefits of energy efficiency with the objective of engaging leaders, ministries of finance and economy, as well as other influential stakeholders. The concept of Energy Efficient Prosperity aligns well with the social development and economic growth agenda of the emerging economy governments.

The E4 Programme is enriching the IEA’s ongoing portfolio of work by feeding lessons learned and data collected from emerging economies back into IEA analysis and publications, such as the Energy Efficiency Market Report, the World Energy Outlook, and Energy Technology Perspectives.

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The first phase of the E4 Programme (2014 to 2017) was made possible thanks to the generous contributions of the Government of Denmark and the European Commission.

The second phase of the programme (that commenced in 2018), is part of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP), which aims to collaborate with partner country governments on all aspects of their clean energy transitions with support from a range of donors including Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Learn more about CETP