World Environment Day | Cleaner, Safer and Better Lighting and Energy

 

Happy World Environment Day!

Although we celebrate this day during a difficult time when millions of people around the globe are reeling under the impacts of the coronavirus, there have been some silver linings. We are enjoying cleaner air, a richer blue sky that stretches as far as the eye can see, and even marveling at distant mountains that were last seen decades ago. These have been the unexpected benefits of the low carbon emission footprint this year. And true to the resilience of the human spirit, people are beginning to slowly get back to their normal lives. But we know, as well as you do, that we can continue to make a difference in reducing the carbon footprint in small, but meaningful ways.

Especially through our off-grid partners in China. As a sector, we have globally reduced at least 66.6 million metric tons of CO2 and black carbon emission through the replacement of kerosene lamps. As Lighting Global celebrates its tenth year, we remain hopeful that with your support the next ten years will be even greater. Together, we can reach the remaining 789 million people who still live without electricity and provide them with cleaner, safer and better lighting and energy, building a better more resilient environment for us all.  

 

Honglin Hui

Lighting Global Outreach Consultant

 

世界环境日快乐!

当我们今年庆祝这一天的时候,正值全球数百万人饱受新冠肺炎疫情侵袭、步履蹒跚之际,但希望的曙光仍在。我们享受着更清洁的空气,一望无际的蓝天,甚至惊叹“消失”数载的山峰又再次重现。这些都是今年看到的低碳排放足迹的意想不到的好处。由于人类的坚韧精神,人们开始逐渐恢复正常生活。但我们和你们一样都知道,我们可以通过小而有意义的方式减少碳排放,创造不同。

作为一个产业,特别是通过我们在中国的离网合作伙伴,我们采用离网太阳能产品替代煤油灯,在全球范围内减少了至少6,660万公吨二氧化碳与炭黑的排放。在点亮全球庆祝实践十周年之际,我们保有希望:在未来十年,你们的支持更大!

通过共同努力,我们能够帮助仍生活在无电地区的7.89亿人,为他们提供更清洁、更安全、更好的光明和能源,为我们所有人建设一个更好、更具韧性的环境。

 

惠红林

点亮全球中国推广顾问