From the Global Environment Facility (GEF):
Lighting Up the Climate Change Challenge
A new global initiative to accelerate the uptake of low energy light bulbs and efficient lighting systems was launched today by the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The close to $20 million initiative, the Global Market Transformation for Efficient Lighting [...]
Greenpeace Mexico just launched an all-out push for Mexico to ban incandescent light bulbs and aggressively adopt energy efficiency as part of its commitments to combat global climate change. GP Mexico released a manifesto, “El primer paso para la eficiencia energética en México” (“the First Step Toward Energy Efficiency in Mexico”), launched a new website [...]
Colombia’s Environment Ministry (MAVDT) has signed a convenant with nine of the most important lamp manufacturers and importers — Osram, Philips, GE, Havells Sylvania Colombia, Carrefour, Greenlight, Mecanelectro, Sodimac Colombia — to take charge of electrical and electronic lighting at the end of their product life. The companies agree to:
Advance efforts to design and implement [...]
Synopsis in English: Chile is providing energy-efficient lightbulbs to the 40% of its households with low income, and is paying for the program with about US$1.4 million in carbon credits. The carbon bonds for the Allowance Program for Lightbulb Change (PSRA) will be placed with the help of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which plans [...]