lites.asia began to wind down in July 2016, at which time funding was provided by the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment and Energy to maintain the website as a resource for policymakers until the end of June 2017 and to issue quarterly newsletters. Further funding was provided by them in July 2017 to allow the website to continue as a static site (without updates) for the time being so that the information it contains remains available to interested parties.
From 2013 to June 2016, the project was funded by the Australian Government through the United Nations Environment Programme en.lighten initiative’s Southeast Asia and Pacific Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement Project. The Australian Government had previously directly supported lites.asia until December 2013 as part of the Australian Fast Start programme.
From 2009 to 2011, lites.asia was supported by the Australian Government, through its Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and the United States’ USAID program as part of the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. During this period, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization also provided funding support for one of the lites.asia workshops.