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The Transition to Efficient Lighting in Southeast Asia

Singapore, 4 November 2011 - On 4 November 2011, government representatives from 14 countries from Southeast Asia voiced their support for the global transition to energy efficient lighting. Participants at the UNEP/GEF en.lighten regional workshop agreed that the phase-out of incandescent lamps is one of the easiest ways to reduce CO2 emissions and achieve significant energy and financial savings.

Government Officials in the Middle East Join the UNEP/GEF en.lighten Partnership to Phase-out Inefficient Lighting

Beirut, 30 September 2011 -Government representatives from 16 countries from the Middle East and North Africa have voiced their support for the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs. Such a move could save the region an estimated US$3 billion a year in energy costs.

Inaugural Regional Workshop in Latin America and the Caribbean leads to “Santo Domingo Declaration”

Santo Domingo, 4 August 2011 -Government representatives from 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have agreed to adopt the “Santo Domingo Declaration” to phase-out incandescent light bulbs. Such a move could save the region an estimated US$4 billion a year in energy costs.

A global transition to efficient lighting

Cancun, 3 December 2010-The CEOs of OSRAM and Philips Lighting contributed to the publication of the 4th edition of Climate Action by writing a timely article that described the en.lighten initiative and urged countries, stakeholders and civil society to phase out inefficient lighting.More>> 



Multi billion dollar benefits of global switch to energy-efficient lighting

Cancun, 1 December 2010 - The 100 Country Lighting Assessment findings have come from the en.lighten initiative- a partnership led by UNEP/GEF involving companies Osram and Philips More>>   



UNEP en.lighten Intiative Establishes Expert Taskforces

Paris, France, October 20, 2010–Initial en.lighten Taskforce meetings were held throughout September 2010 to determine the scope and direction of each More>> 



UNEP en.lighten Initiative Announced at Conference on International Phase-out of Inefficient Lighting

Beijing, China, 14 July 2010– Mr. Bernard Jamet, Head of the UNEP-DTIE Technology Transfer Unit, introduced the en.lighten Initiative at the recent International Conference on Phase out of Inefficient Lighting: Policies, Strategies and Issues held from June 24-25, 2010 in Beijing, China. More>>


The en.lighten initiative (global market transformation for efficient lighting) is announced by UN, GEF and Industry

Washington DC/Nairobi, 25 September 2009 - A new global initiative to accelerate the uptake of low energy light bulbs and efficient lighting systems was launched today by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). More >>

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