Green Paper: Policy Options to Accelerate the Global Transition to Advanced Lighting

This Green Paper is intended to initiate a discussion for the Global Efficient Lighting Forum which will be held November 10-11, 2014, in Beijing, China. The Global Efficient Lighting Forum (“the Global Forum”) aims to generate a global dialogue and a consensus on the policy options that can deliver an accelerated transition to energy efficient lighting. It will do so by convening representatives from governments, the private sector, development partners, international financial institutions, United Nations (UN) agencies and other key stakeholders, given its climate and energy benefits. This Green Paper lays out a variety of policy options for debate prior to and during the Global Forum. The Green Paper seeks the inputs from governments, multilateral development banks, the private sector, donor agencies, UN agencies and civil society. The Global Forum will feature a wide range of topics associated with the transition to energy efficient lighting including: benefits; progress and challenges; financial aspects; monitoring and enforcement of standards and norms; technical capacities; the opportunities created by new technologies such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and controls; and, the environmentally sound management of lighting products. Ultimately, the Global Forum is expected to generate dialogue and ambition on the policy and financial actions that can enable an accelerated global transition to efficient lighting in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors, for indoor and outdoor applications. This accelerated transition will be fundamental to achieve the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative’s energy efficiency objective.

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Green Paper: Policy Options to Accelerate the Global Transition to Advanced Lighting

Sectors: Cross cutting, Equipment and appliances, Industry, Lighting, Renewables

Country / Region: Asia, China, Global

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Knowledge Object: Publication / Report

Published by: UNEP

Publishing year: 2014

Author: United Nations Environment Programme