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

Publication Year: 2014 Publisher: UNEP

Energy

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Background

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.