Electricity for lighting accounts for approximately 15 per cent of global power
consumption and 5 per cent of worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions. If a global transition to efficient lighting occurred, these
emissions could be reduced by over one-third.
Few actions could reduce carbon emissions as cheaply and easily as the phase-out of inefficient lighting, making it one of the most effective and economically advantageous ways to combat climate change.
The en.lighten initiative has been established to accelerate global market transformation to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies by developing a coordinated global strategy and providing technical support for the phase-out of inefficient lighting.
en.lighten assists countries in accelerating market transformation with environmentally sustainable, efficient lighting technologies by:
- Promoting high performance, efficient technologies in developing countries.
- Developing a global policy strategy to phase-out inefficient and obsolete lighting products.
- Substituting traditional fuel-based lighting with modern, efficient alternatives.