Photo taken on May 22, 2016 shows the Solar Soccer Cup held in Mathare, a slum on the outskirt of Nairobi. The UN and Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner on Sunday joined youth in Mathare, a slum on the outskirt of Nairobi, to kick off the final of the Solar Soccer Cup. The game, the final for the Under-15 boys teams, was played as night fell, under LED outdoor lighting powered by a sustainable solar power unit, highlighting the positive impact of after-dark lighting on community activity. (Xinhua/Li Baishun)
BRUSSELS, May 25 (Xinhua) -- China and Belgium on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement in the field of LED lighting in Hasselt, capital of Limburg province in the east of Belgium.
Under the agreement, government platform Locate in Limburg (LIL) and Guangdong Solid State Lighting Industry Innovation Center (GSC) will share information on technology, projects and policies of both countries.
They will also work together to introduce LED lighting engineering projects in schools, hospitals, agriculture and public infrastructure in Belgium and other European countries.
Reducing energy consumption and emissions, energy security and the monitoring of climate change are an important part of the "2020 Strategy" of the European Union (EU).
LED lighting is based on semiconductors that help it consume two times less electricity than classic "low-consumption" lighting, said Gui Shirong, director of GSC.
Guangdong Province is an important manufacturing and R&D center of LED lighting in China, accounting for half of the production capacity of the country, said Gui.