ASEAN SHINE, the Best and Effective Platform for EE Initiative in ASEAN, is a public-private partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the International Copper Association (ICA). It is in direct support of the United for Efficiency (U4E) Initiative which is a global effort supporting developing countries and emerging economies to move their markets to energy efficient appliances and equipment under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) energy efficiency goal.
Switching global markets to energy efficient lighting, appliances and equipment brings significant environmental, economic and financial benefits and savings for countries, businesses and consumers. Making use of efficient products is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce electricity consumption and mitigate climate change.
ASEAN SHINE also aims to support the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community by removing non-tariff barriers to trade through harmonization of product standards. ASEAN SHINE is implemented under the steering of the ASEAN Member States and has been recognized as a key Dialogue Partner by the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM).
ASEAN SHINE adopts a holistic approach to market transformation, by using mechanisms including policy, regulations, capacity building along the supply chain, and awareness raising among end-users.
ASEAN SHINE currently works on standards harmonization across ASEAN for air conditioners and lighting products. Achievements include:
With financial support from UN Environment and the European Union, ASEAN SHINE has completed a study to prepare for the expansion of ASEAN SHINE to include the following products: Continuation of Lighting, Refrigerators, Electric Motors, Distribution Transformers Solar PV and Solar Thermal.
The International Copper Association (ICA) together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) conducted a survey on energy savings potential and the current status of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs for air conditioners and refrigerators in ASEAN.
Based on the findings from the initial survey, a strategic framework for the Promotion of Higher Efficiency Appliances was developed and endorsed by the ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Sub-Sector Network (EE&C SSN) in support of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC).
ICA, with the support of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), secured funding from APEC (111,000 USD) to implement the first step of the strategic framework: harmonization of the energy performance test methods standard for air conditioners in ASEAN.
ICA and UNEP received a grant from the European Union’s SWITCH-Asia program (1.7 million EURO) to implement the complete strategic framework for air conditioners: ASEAN SHINE was born.
With funding from the EU's SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Support Component(RPSC) and the Australian Government, ASEAN SHINE expanded to Lighting products in February 2016.
In February 2016, the Advisory Committee was formed, chaired by the International Energy Agency.
In December 2016, action plans for electric motors, distribution transformers, refrigerators and solar PV were developed with financial support from the EU SWITCH-Asia RPSC.
"The Ministers agreed to pursue the dynamic collaboration with Dialogue Partners in the area of energy efficiency and conservation and acknowledged the continued implementation of the EU SWITCH Asia’s ASEAN SHINE program"
Joint Ministerial Statement, 34th ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting, September 2016