Description/achievement of initiative
The Global Efficient Lighting Partnership Programme is an unparalleled voluntary opportunity to work with en.lighten and other countries within a specific region to achieve a coordinated transition to efficient lighting. Participation in a strategic program that sets shared objectives and provides technical support will assist in identifying mutual barriers and may result in more aggressive goals for a country, while still remaining a cost-efficient exercise.Interested countries make a dedicated pledge signaling the intent to work with en.lighten to design and implement a set of policies and approaches that will enable the transition to energy-efficient lighting quickly and cost-effectively. Emphasis is placed on an integrated approach for designing policy measures so that the transition can be sustained by the domestic market without continued external support or resources. The Center of Excellence comprised of en.lighten expert Taskforces representing over 30 organizations from 46 countries, provides targeted technical expertise to support the development of these policies in a manner that maximizes the time and resources required to implement viable National Efficient Lighting Strategies and coordinated regional activities.
The en.lighten initiative has been established to accelerate global market transformation to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies by developing a coordinated global strategy and providing technical support for the phase-out of inefficient lighting.en.lighten assists countries in accelerating market transformation with environmentally sustainable, efficient lighting technologies by:Promoting high performance, efficient technologies in developing countries.Developing a global policy strategy to phase-out inefficient and obsolete lighting products.Substituting traditional fuel-based lighting with modern, efficient alternatives.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Partners: Global Environment Facility, Osram, Philips, National Lighting Test Centre (China)
SIDS Partners: Belize; Cape Verde; Dominican Republic; Guinea-Bissau; and Tonga