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The CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Side Event held on June 6, 2017 in Beijing, China

Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) Side Event was held on June 6th, 2017, at China National Conference Center, Beijing, China, which was co-organized by the GLC Working Group (GLC WG) and International SSL Alliance (ISA), as a Side Event of the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) and Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2). This event brought together about 40 representatives from govenments of China, America, South korea, Sweden, UAE, Mexico, India, etc., international organizations (UNEP, IPEEC, CONUEE, IEA, WWF, IPEEC, etc.), and companies (MLS, ,Shanghai Sansi, Sengled, OSRAM, Ningbo Klite, Hangzhou HPWINNER, Shenzhen Fluence, Tospo Lighting, LEEDARSON, Shanghai Feilo, Unilumin Group, OPPLE, Shanxi Guang Yu, etc.) to showcase, review, and discuss GLC commitments and endorsements, and around 120 audience attended this meeting.


Mr. Xiaoming JIN, Co-Secretary General of ISA, moderated this meeting.

Dr. Chad Gallinat, Global Lighting Challenge Coordinator, and Mr. Xiaoming JIN deliverd the welcoming remarks.

Mr. Huaiyong ZHAO, Director of Energy Conservation Division, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) gave the framing remarks.

Mark Radka, Chief, Energy Branch at UNEP, gave a keynote speech about Global Lighting Outlook.

Dr. Jianlin CAO, former Vice Minister of MOST China, President of ISA, Chair of CSA Advisory Committee introduced the development of China SSL Industry and New commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge from ISA members.

Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Minister of Energy, introduced the Swedish Global Lighting Challenge after 1 year.

Dr. Thomas Dreier, Global R&D Head of Ledvance, gave LED lighting keynote speech from the Private Sector Perspective.

Saurabh Kumar, Executive Director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, introduced The future of lighting in India.

Ms. Ling LIN, Director of Resource and Environment Branch, CNIS, gave a keynote speech.

Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi the Undersecretary of Ministry of Energy, the United Arab Emirates presented this side event.


Panel discussion 4: Efficient Buildings and Sub-national government implementation

Participants: Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency, IEA, Kihyun Park, Ph.D, Division Head / Research Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), Debbie Weyl, Manager, Building Efficiency Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities , Meredydd Evans, Senior Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Mr. Johnson SHEN, President of Sengled, Mr. Haolei RONG, DG of Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute

Panel Discussion 5: The future of lighting
Participants: Dr. Chad Gallinat, GLC coordinator, Saurabh Kumar, Executive Director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Ms. Ling WU, Leader of China 13th FYP SSL S&T Program experts group, Secretary-General of China SSL Alliance (CSA) , Peter Bennich, Swedish Energy Agency, 4E SSL Annex Chair, Mr. Linping DOU, Secretary-general, China Illuminating Engineering Society (CIES), Ms. Crystal LIN, Business Development & Government Affairs Manager of Osram APAC.

Fireside Chat on Beyond the Grid

Participants: Mr. Daniel Riley, Senior Official of WWF, Mr. Rongli WANG, VP of Unilumin, Mr. Aiqun LV, Chengxu Electric Group.


On the second anniversary of the GLC launch, companies attending this side-event today announced new commitments totaling nearly 6 billion LED lighting products to help reach the goal of the GLC — a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LED bulbs) as quickly as possible.

 There were twelve Chinese SSL companies have voluntarily submitted commitments totaling 3.29 billion LED Lamps and 5.77 million LED Street Lights in the coming two years (2017-2018) in total. The 12 companies making these commitments (listed in order of submission) are:

·         MLS Co. Ltd.,
·         Shanghai SANSI Electronic Engineering Co. Ltd.,
·         Sengled Optoelectronics Co. Ltd.,
·         Ningbo Klite Electric Manufacture Co. Ltd.,
·         Hangzhou HPWINNER OPTO Corporation,
·         Shenzhen Fluence Technology Co. Ltd.,
·         Hengdian Group Tospo Lighting Co. Ltd.,
·         LEEDARSON Lighting Co. Ltd.,
·         Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co. Ltd.,
·         Unilumin Group Co. Ltd.,
·         OPPLE Lighting Co. Ltd.,
·         Shanxi Guang Yu LED Lighting Co. Ltd.
The total cumulative energy savings in the coming two years (2017-2018) based on these commitments would be more than 45 billion kWh, which is roughly half of the Three Gorges Hydropower Station annual power generation (93.5 billion kWh in 2016). These energy savings would lead to CO2 emissions reduction of more than 40.5 million tons.
In addition to these 12 companies, a thirteenth, LEDVANCE, announced to sell 2.5 billion LED lamps by 2023. Achieving the goal of selling 2.5 billion LED Lamps by 2023 is estimated to save the equivalent amount of energy typically produced by 75 medium sized coal fired energy plants.
“We made a very conscious choice in pledging this commitment and are very proud in taking part in the Global Lighting Challenge. LED lamps are not only ecologically sensible but also economically. In combination with smart lighting solutions, LED lamps in the current generation have a potential of reducing energy consumption and costs by 90%”, said Thomas Dreier, Global Head of R&D of LEDVANCE. “At LEDVANCE, we have been investing a lot in researching the potential of tomorrow’s LED lamps, which will continue to increase the scope of what is possible in energy efficiency.”
About the CEM8 GLC side-event
The CEM8 GLC side-event has been co-organized by the GLC working Group (GLC WG) and the International Solid State Lighting Alliance (ISA) in Beijing on June 6th, 2017, which brought together policymakers, lighting experts, and lighting manufacturers to showcase, review, and discuss GLC commitments and endorsements on the second anniversary of the GLC launch. This event included panel discussions and keynote presentations giving these stakeholders an opportunity to exchange experiences and lessons-learned on policies and programs designed to promote high-efficiency and high-quality LED lighting products. Panel discussions focused on the governments’ roles in promoting the deployment of these products, minimum performance and testing standards of LED lighting products, LED Street-lighting deployment, off-grid lighting, and the impact of lighting on building efficiency programs. This event also provided a venue for the companies listed above to announce their new commitments to the GLC. The GLC side-event also helped to:
·         Publicize the impact of high-efficient, high-quality, and affordable advanced lamps and lighting systems on global clean energy and energy saving, promoting its further application around the world;
·         Review the commitment of relevant governments and promote new commitments; and,
·         Discuss the challenges of development, deployment and application of the high-efficient and high-quality lighting product and system and submit the concerns to the government organization.
About the GLC
Lighting currently accounts for 15% of the global electricity consumption — more than the electricity generated by all the nuclear power stations in the world — and 5% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. An overnight global transition to highly efficient lighting could avoid more than 800 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to displacing 684 coal-fired power plants for a year.
 Super-efficient and affordable LEDs have sparked the development of a rapidly growing global commercial market for off-grid solar lighting, putting clean and safe lighting in reach for the 1.2 billion people who lack access to modern energy services around the world.
 The GLC was introduced during the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in May 2015, with 13 CEM member countries and the European Commission providing endorsements. It is designed as a public-private partnership to generate ambitious commitments from national and subnational governments, big and small businesses, retailers, and others to meet the goal of 10 billion bulbs.
The GLC brings together and elevates efforts to promote efficient lighting policies, including the CEM’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative and Global Lighting Energy and Access Energy Partnership (Global LEAP), United Nations Environment Programme and Global Environment Facility’s en.lighten initiative, International Finance Corporation’s Lighting Global, International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment Solid State Lighting Annex, and The Climate Group. The GLC has been endorsed by Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Commission. 
About the CEM

The Clean Energy Ministerial is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. The CEM pairs the high-level engagement of energy ministers with year-round technical initiatives and campaigns to drive faster deployment of clean energy policy and technology. CEM members are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together, the 24 countries and the European Commission account for about 90% of the world’s clean energy investments and 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions



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