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A Consultant for the Global Efficient Lighting Project is required Paris, 31 August r 2012 - A consultant is required to drive and deliver en.lighten activities within the Centre of Excellence; launch and supervise the Global Efficient Lighting Partnership Programme in selected countries and develop technical guidance and recommendations. The position is available as of November 1st and the deadline for application is September 20, 2012. The duration of the contract will be one year.

For details of the position, please click here For more information and to submit your qualifications, please contact:

Mr. Gustavo Manez, Programme Manager, en.lighten initiative Gustavo.manez@unep.org

en.lighten press conference at Rio +20 highlights the phase-out of inefficient lighting to deliver major economic and climate benefits by 2016.

en.lighten press conference at Rio +20 highlights the phase-out of inefficient lighting to deliver major economic and climate benefits by 2016. Rio de Janeiro, 21 June 2012 - A total of five percent of global electricity consumption could be saved every year through a transition to efficient lighting, resulting in annual worldwide savings of over US$ 110 billion. These are among the main findings of 150 country lighting assessments and a new global policy map on efficient lighting.

The new en.lighten video was also released and emphasizes the fact that a simple shift to efficient lighting would cut the global electricity used for lighting by half.

A Senior Technical Advisor is required for the UNEP/GEF Phasing out Incandescent Lamps through Lighting Market Transformation project in Vietnam Paris, 01 March 2012 - The Government of Vietnam and UNEP have developed a project entitled ‘Phasing out incandescent lamps through market transformation in Vietnam” which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The overall aim of the project is to phase out incandescent lamp production and sales in Vietnam through the transformation of the lighting market and the promotion of high quality, energy saving lamps.

The position is available immediately with a start date no later than April 1, 2012. The duration of the contract will initially be for six months but may be extended based on performance.

For details of the position, please click here For more information and to submit your qualifications, please contact:

Mr. Rajiv Garg, Programme Officer, Southeast Asia Climate Change Network
+66 -2 -288-2621. rajiv.garg@uenp.org

Major announcements made at en.lighten press conference at COP17 in Durban, South Africa

New article by Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, features the global phase-out of incandescent lamps by 2016. Paris, 16 February 2012 - The February 15th issue of the IISD Climate Change Daily Feed features a guest article by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director about the global phase-out of incandescent lamps by 2016. In the piece, Mr. Steiner calls all countries which have not done so yet, to join the Global Efficient Lighting Partnership developed by en.lighten to assist countries meet the 2016 target date.


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