The Global Efficient Lighting Partnership Programme supports countries as they develop National or Regional Efficient Lighting Strategies. Such strategies aim to phase-out inefficient lighting products while transitioning to more innovative and energy efficient lighting technologies. The UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative has set the target to achieve the global phase-out of inefficient incandescent lamps by the end of 2016.
The en.lighten initiative recommends that countries follow an integrated policy approach to ensure that all pertinent policy elements related to energy efficient lighting are taken into account when developing a National or Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy. The four elements are: minimum energy performance standards (MEPS); supporting policies, including financial mechanisms; monitoring, verification and enforcement (MVE); and the environmentally sound management of lighting products.
Establishing an integrated National or Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy will ensure the long-term elimination of other inefficient lamp technologies which will ultimately result in significant energy and financial savings. Each country leads its own transparent and consensus-based process to develop an Efficient Lighting Strategy with the participation of all relevant national stakeholders. UNEP provides methodological and technical support, guidance and expert advice.
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