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The UNEP en.lighten initiative is organizing a Global Efficient Lighting Forum to take place in Beijing, China in the fall of 2013.  The Forum will address the need for an accelerated global phase-in of energy efficient lighting products.

UNEP is convening national governments, private sector, development partners, international financial institutions, and key stakeholders for a dialogue about the best ways to accelerate transition to efficient lighting globally.  The Global Efficient Lighting Forum will provide  a unique opportunity for participants to;  exchange best practices,  discuss the current progress and challenges of a switch to more advanced lighting technologies,  examine the benefits of a transition to higher efficiency lighting,  and create a consensus regarding the technical, policy and financial measures necessary to accelerate a worldwide transition.

During the Forum, a global plan of action will be developed to enable countries to make a quantum leap to the most energy efficient and appropriate lighting systems. Opportunities, methodologies, tools, and concrete actions will be identified to support the achievement of such a transition.  

At the end of the meeting, participants will develop a Resolution that is expected to reflect an international consensus for the need to accelerate the phase-in of efficient lighting globally, across all sectors.  A Global Status Report on efficient lighting will include topics and recommendations from the Global Forum and will be published in late 2013.

For the draft agenda, please click here

To see Advisory Board members, click here

For Consultation information, click here