Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD)
Description/achievement of initiative

Partners commit to building on two years of work by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to advance enabling clean energy policy environments in support of the goal of sustainable energy for all by 2030.

Implementation methodologies

Employing current best practices in these economies can reduce annual electricity demand by 2000 terawatt hours (equivalent to 650 mid-sized power plants) and annual fuel energy demand by 30 million metric tons of oil equivalent by 2030. These measures would decrease carbon dioxide emissions over the next two decades by 11 billion metric tons, while lowering energy costs for consumers, businesses, and institutions. SEAD partners, led by India in collaboration with the UN Environment Program's $20 million en.lighten initiative, are launching a new effort providing technical cooperation to accelerate adoption of efficient lighting. SEAD participants include Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) is the SEAD operating agent.

For more information, see Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


UNEP en.lighten
Open to additional partners
Progress reports
Goal 7
SEAD partners will work together and with the private sector to accelerate global progress on improving the energy efficiency of equipment and appliances by pulling super-efficient appliances and equipment into the market through cooperation on measures like incentives, procurement, awards, and R&D investments, and by bolstering national or regional policies like minimum efficiency standards.
Financing (in USD)
20,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2015
UNEP en.lighten
Open to additional partners
Contact information
United Nations