UNEP Launches en.lighten Initiative Website

5 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new website for the en.lighten initiative, which was created in 2009 as a partnership between UNEP, OSRAM GmbH and Philips Lighting, with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Earth Fund.

The UNEP en.lighten initiative was established to promote and accelerate the global market transformation towards energy-efficient lighting technologies, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and decrease the amount of mercury released from coal combustion. The programme will provide best practice expertise and support to developing and emerging countries to promote policy, financial and technical approaches for the phase-out of inefficient lighting. The programme's objective is to strengthen country, government and private sector capacity to lead successful lighting market transformation programmes. [en.lighten Initiative Website]