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The Global Efficient Lighting Forum convened in Beijing
Beijing, China, 11 November 2014
Delegates at the Global Efficient Lighting Forum have agreed to accelerate the phase-in of advanced lighting technologies to order to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and improve the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who currently lack access to clean, reliable lighting.

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Efficient Lighting Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Provide Electricity for People Who Do Not Have It, Says Secretary-General in Video Message:
http://www.se4all.org/2014/11/11/efficient-lighting-can-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-provide-electricity-people-says-secretary-general-video-message/

The inventors of the energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly blue LED light source have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014
Stockholm, Sweden, 7 October 2014
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to the inventors of the blue light-emitting diode (LED). The Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED lamps, we now have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources.

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Development of Pacific regional efficient lighting strategy under way
Nadi, Fiji, 23 September 2014
– To support the efforts of Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to establish energy efficiency standards, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and UNEP convened an inception workshop for development of the Pacific Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy.

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South African States Agree to Accelerate Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting
Maputo, Mozambique, 25 August 2014
– Officials from the South African Development Community and the Southern African Power Pool have agreed to support a regional strategy to transition to energy-efficient lighting by 2020. The shift could save the region an estimated US$ 570 million and reduce CO2 emissions by 9 million tonnes annually.

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UNEP/lites.asia Regional Efficient Policy Workshop
Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 August 2014
– Policy makers from ministries of energy and the environment, standards bodies, laboratories and industry organizations from 18 countries within Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific and Europe, met in Jakarta for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/ lites.asia regional lighting policy workshop.

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ECOWAS Agreement
Dakar, Senegal, 10 May 2014,
– Government officials from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and international organizations agreed on a Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy which will facilitate the transition to the universal use of energy efficient lighting in the region by 2020. The new roadmap was announced at a validation workshop hosted in Dakar.

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Ninth lites.asia meeting
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 - 23 April 2014,
– The ninth lites.asia regional lighting policy meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 22 - 23 April 2014. It will focus on monitoring, verification and enforcement activities and infrastructure in Southeast Asia and the Pacific; developing a National or Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy; the latest information on lighting standards and labelling; and a briefing on off-grid lighting testing and laboratory certification.

For more information and to register, click here:

http://www.lites.asia/news-and-events/events-workshops/ninth-lites-asia-meeting-april-2014

1st Arab South-South Development Expo showcases the en.lighten initiative
Doha, Qatar, 18 - 20 February 2014
– The en.lighten initiative was showcased at the 1st Arab South-South Development Expo as a powerful and cost-effective solution to tackle energy issues in the Arab World. Eng. Fethi Hanchi, Director of Energy Efficiency in Tunisia, shared the lessons learned from Tunisia's experience of developing a National Efficient Lighting Strategy and encouraged other countries in the region to follow the same direction.

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