Call for Expression of Interest open for Street Lighting Sector
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the world’s leading network of local and subnational governments dedicated to sustainable development, launches a call for Expression of Interest looking for partners for the development of a Solutions Package on Energy-efficient Street Lighting and other Outdoor Lighting. The Solutions Package will be featured on the Solutions Gateway – an online platform providing Local Governments with tangible, concrete guidance on Low Emission Development Strategies for their community. From 30 July until 6 September 2015 private companies from lighting industry associations, including equipment suppliers, service providers, consultancies and project design offices, are encouraged to participate.
The Solutions Gateway is a service provided to all local governments - free of charge! It connects local governments with experts providing hands-on advice for implementation, giving insights into revealing case studies documenting results of Solutions and many more practice oriented resources.
ICLEI is developing a model for private sector engagement based on open consultation and dialogue with businesses, followed by competitive calls for proposals, to identify a balanced group of partners and ensure the impartiality and high-quality of the guidance provided through the Solutions Gateway. Many companies of different sizes have already been participating in this dialogue.
The Call launched now is an integral part of this open dialogue aiming to involve the lighting sector. This is the opportunity for interested parties to shape the framework being developed for private sector engagement, with different opportunities for sponsorship and in-kind contributions.
After this field test, the intention is to fine-tune the model with received inputs from the industry, so that it can be used to develop contents on other priority themes in the future.
For additional information on the Call for Expression of Interest please contact: ana.marques(at)iclei.org
Explore the Solutions Gateway at www.solutions-gateway.org.
About the Solutions Gateway:
The Solutions Gateway was developed under the Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Union, and jointly implemented by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and UN-Habitat. Initially it was only available for the 37 Urban-LEDS project cities (July 2014 - March 2015). Since April 2015 it is now accessible for use by all interested local governments.