The second inception workshop for the Middle East/North Africa region was held on 29 November 2012 in Rabat, Morocco. Morocco is in line with the 2016 target date for a global phase-out of inefficient incandescent lamps. National stakeholders also indicated their interest to also promote the phase-out of T12 fluorescent lamps and will collaborate with the European Union initiatives to promote EU lighting standards harmonization.
The efficient lighting program is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment. Activities are coordinated with the the National Office for Water and Electricity (ONEE) through a Global Environment Facility (GEF) lighting efficiency project. This include a programme to distribute CFLs among a lower income population. The project's National Committee members include representatives from ONEE, the National Agency for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE), the Ministry of Industry, as well as private sector utilities.
The National Coordinating Committee recorded the concerns and proposals from all of the stakeholders in order to finalize the National Status Report, which is in the second draft stage. Priorities include the establishment of MEPS and development of an environmentally sustainable management program for spent lamps.
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