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The Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership

The Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) is a new international initiative launched under the joint umbrella of the Clean Energy Ministerial and the IPEEC (International Partnership on Energy Efficiency Collaboration).

GSEP objectives are to significantly cut global energy use by:

  • Encouraging industrial facilities and commercial buildings to pursue continuous improvements in energy efficiency
  • Promoting public-private partnerships for cooperation on specific technologies or in individual energy-intensive sectors

The initiative has 6 Working Groups: Certification, Combined Heat and Power, Cool Roofs, Power, Cement and Steel.

The study "Sector-specific Activities as the Driving Force towards a Low-Carbon Economy: From the Asia-Pacific Partnership to a Global Partnership pdf - 373 KB [373 KB] " looks into the results of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) and evaluates the interest that the EU could have in joining a similar international activity: the abovementioned GSEP.

From 2006 to 2011, the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) provided a non-legally binding framework based on a public–private partnership to support projects towards clean development and climate objectives in seven countries in the region. Three of the eight sectoral APP task forces (on power generation and transmission, cement and steel) are to continue their activities under the Global Superior Energy Performance partnership (GSEP), with a stronger focus on energy efficiency and environmental performance, and participation expanded to the global scale. This decision was based on the view that the APP activities were successful and could lead to other successes in similar initiatives with similar working formats.

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