The Transition to Efficient Lighting in Southeast Asia

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. All governments support an integrated transition to efficient lighting which includes policies and procedures to address all aspects of replacement products and practices, including sound disposal and recycling. .

Pertinent information from the conference and presentations can be found below: 

  • Resolution of the participants of the Regional Workshop on The Transition to Efficient Lighting in Southeast Asia (English)
  • Report on the transition to efficient lighting in Southeast Asia (English)
  • Introduction to the en.lighten Global Partnership Program (English) >
  • Request to participate in the en.lighten Global Partnership Program (English)

Session 1 – Introduction to the UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative

Global transition to efficient lighting: Introduction to the UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative, Gustavo Mañez
· Regional report on the transition to efficient lighting in Southeast Asia, K. Conway
· National transition to efficient lighting: the example of the Philippines, R. Huliganga

Session 2 – The en.lighten Global Partnership Program to support the transition to efficient lighting and the Integrated Policy Approach to foster an effective transition:

Minimum Energy Performance Standards, G. Strickland
Supporting Policies and Mechanisms to Promote the Transition to Efficient Lighting, M. Slade
Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement: Ensuring Availability and Conformance, M. Ton
· Environmentally Sound Management: Sustainability, L. Stuehlen