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UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative and the Efficient Lighting Toolkit

5 December 2012

Achieving the Global Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting Toolkit

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PresentationIntroduction to the webinar and panelists

PresentationUnited Nations Environment Programme en.lighten Initiative

PresentationThe Efficient Lighting Toolkit

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Lighting is responsible for 19% of global electricity consumption and if not addressed immediately, global consumption for lighting will grow by 60% by the year 2030. Without significant improvements in efficiency, this growth will have dramatic climate consequences. In this webinar-based training, Kathryn Conway and Gustavo Manez from the United Nations Environment Programme present the en.lighten initiative and the Efficient Lighting Toolkit, and they highlight examples of best practices in policy development, quality control mechanisms and environmental sustainability issues. This webinar informs on the UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative and the Efficient Lighting Toolkit.


Kathryn M. ConwayKathryn Conway, Programme Officer, UNEP en.lighten initiative

Kathryn M. Conway is a Programme Officer in the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, of the United Nations Environment Programme, based in Paris, France. Conway provides technical support to the UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative. She is an expert in energy efficient lighting technologies and energy policy. Previously a professor and a consultant, Conway has more than two decades of experience in global lighting market transformation efforts.

Gustau Mañez GomisGustau Mañez Gomis
en.lighten Project Manager, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry, and Energy (France)

Since 2010, Mañez has been responsible for the United Nations Environment Programme/Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF) en.lighten initiative, a public/private partnership, working in close contact with governments and private sector partners to promote the global transition to energy-efficient lighting, primarily with the phase-out of incandescent lamps, by 2016. He has experience in policy related aspects of a wide range of environmental subjects including climate change issues, chemicals and waste management and governance. Previously, Mañez was the climate change focal point for UNEP in Europe (Geneva) and worked at the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).