Three Percent Club for Energy Efficiency


Name of initiative Three Percent Club
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
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Starting year 2019
End year
Secretariat Sustainable Energy for All
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Sustainable Energy for All
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Austria


Description Demand-side efficiency improvements represent nearly half of the total emissions abatement opportunity to deliver the Paris GHG emission reduction goals, particularly in the near term, while offering wider economic and social benefits. Three percent annual improvement (measured as global energy intensity) represents the opportunity (analysis shows it is achievable through good policies); the necessity (it is the rate required to deliver the Paris goals); and the commitment (to meet Sustainable Development Goal 7).

Efficiency progress has been slowing since 2015, down from almost 3% annual improvement in energy intensity to just 1.3% in 2018, and immediate policy action is required to reverse this worrying trend. Many of the policy and technology solutions are well known, yet only a minority of Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs) currently contain specific commitments to energy efficiency actions or targets. With growing pressure for stronger action on the Paris goals, revision of NDCs represents a timely and ideal intervention point to strengthen ambition on efficiency through firm policy commitments backed by private-sector and institutional commitments to provide technical and financial support.

Activities Three Percent Club partners have cost-effective approaches and solutions ready to save energy and improve social and economic development for countries. Applying these solutions and scaling up energy efficiency requires a coordinated effort to increase market penetration of energy-efficient technologies and service solutions. Three Percent Club partners will engage member countries to put them on a sustained path toward a 3% annual improvement in energy efficiency by transforming countries by matching energy efficiency solutions to economy-wide and end-use sector needs. Key actions include:

Convene: provide matchmaking for governments with civil society and private-sector organization solutions. Commit: Enhance private and public commitments and ambition on energy efficiency Strategize: Conduct analysis and develop energy efficiency strategies and action plans Learn: Develop and deliver training, tools, information and capacity building. Implement: Provide technical and financial assistance for policy and project implementation Communicate: Advise on performance tracking, reporting and communicating progress on energy efficiency. While strategy and action are needed economy-wide, investments happen within specific sectors. We support increased investment in sustainable buildings, cities ,energy supply , industry, products, services, and transport.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach
Goals 3 pct reduction of energy demand per year.
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved To support the member countries, the Three Percent Club coalition leverages the combined global resources of the IEA, the SEforAll Energy Efficiency Accelerators and Hub, Global Environment Facility, UN Environment, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Energy Efficiency Global Alliance. Key industry partners commit via the EE Global Alliance to provide technical, financial, and project support to the participating countries.
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Participants Number Names
Members 73  
Companies 24 A.T.E. Group (India),Amplebit Energy (India),Asia Clean Energy Partners (Thailand),Danfoss (Denmark),Disruptive Energy Services (Sierra Leone),Econoler (France),EDP (Portugal),Enel Group (Italy),Energy@Work (Canada),EnergyPro (United K.),GreenID (Vietnam),Greenland Solutions (Denmark),GreenStep Solutions (Canada),Johnson Controls (United K.),LeasePlan (USA),Negawatt (United K.),Positive Homes (United K.),QEA Tech (USA),Saint-Gobain (France),Schneider Electric (Germany),Shakti Pumps (India),Signify (United K.),TORO Water Air Thermal Technologies Corp. (Canada),Trane Technologies (USA),TS Electrical (Malaysia),Vasuki (USA).
Business organisations 6 Building Efficiency Accelerator (Denmark),  District Energy Initiative (Denmark),  EE Global Alliance (USA),  Global Fuel Economy Initiative (United K.),  Industrial Energy Accelerator (Denmark),  United for Efficiency (France).
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 27 Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy - AEEE (India),  American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - ASHRAE (USA),  Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy - BASE (Switzerland),  C40 (USA),  Carbon Trust (United K.),  CLASP (USA),  ClimateWorks Foundation (USA),  E3G (Belgium),  Ecowas Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - ECREEE (Cape Verde),  Energy Foundation China (China),  Environmental Investigation Agency - EIA (United K.),  Global Cool City Alliance (China),  Healthcare Without Harm - HCWH (United K.),  Instituto Clima e Sociedade - ICS (Brazil),  Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (USA),  Natural Resources Defense Council - NRDC (USA),  Organización Latinoamericana de Energía - OLADE (Equador),  Oxford Martin School (United K.),  Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - RCREEE (Egypt),  REN21 (France),  Rocky Mountain Institute (USA),  Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (India),  The Energy and Resources Institute - TERI (India),  Topten International Group (Belgium),  University of Birmingham (United K.),  World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF (USA),  Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (USA).
National states 16 Argentina,  Canada,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Ethiopia,  Ghana,  Honduras,  Hungary,  India,  Ireland,  Italy,  Kenya,  Portugal,  Senegal,  United K.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 19 October 2021 09:13:01

Not only have national states as participators