The LED Revolution

The LED Revolution

  • Overview


    We will continue to lead the first global market transition to energy efficient solutions in the lighting sector, and achieve a global GHG reduction of 1211 megatons by 2030 compared to 2006 in a ‘business as usual’ scenario, and of 259 megatons by 2030 as compared to the lighting related absolute carbon emissions in 2006.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2030 – A reduction of 1211 megatonnes of carbon emissions by 2030 (vs 2006 ‘BaU’)

    • Supporting resources

      - development and launch of highly efficient intelligent LED lighting solutions for residential lighting; outdoor (cities; communities); non-residential buildings (offices; schools; industry); sports and off-grid aread
      - joint development of policy frameworks in OECD countries as well as emerging and developing countries
      - further development of private, public and blended financing mechamisms to enable financing of energy efficient lighting projects (corporate customers; utility contracts; service-based city clighting projects)
      - communication programs aimed at increasing awareness for the multiple benefits of more sustainable resource efficient lighting solutions, thus increasing the active engagement of citizens and consumers (voting & buying behaviour)

      Sustainable Development Goals
      7. Affordable and clean energy; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Electronic & electrical equipment; Health care equipment & services
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented


      Open to additional partners

      This commitment is open to additional partners. Please contact to indicate your interest.

      Names of committing organisations Names of additional partners

      UNEP, Osram, NLTC, Global Lighting Association

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.