ASEAN COUNTRIES MEET TO AGREE ON REDUCING LIGHTING PRODUCT EMISSIONS
Southeast Asian Countries meet in Bangkok, Thailand from 4-5 April 2017 to discuss the regional harmonisation of lighting product energy standards. Energy efficiency can provide ASEAN Member countries significant savings for little or no extra cost.
The process, initiated at the regional level in 2016, will continue through until 2020 and aims to quickly remove inefficient lighting products from the national markets to mitigate climate change, reduce air pollution and save governments and consumers’ money.
The meetings are organised by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) SHINE programme. It is a public-private partnership between the International Copper Association, UN Environment, the ASEAN Centre for Energy and the ASEAN Member countries. It is part of the United for Efficiency initiative, a global effort supporting developing countries and emerging economies to move their markets to energy-efficient appliances and equipment.