CLiC partners support the global transition to clean and efficient lighting, protecting people and the planet from toxic mercury.
Protect People and the Planet
Public health, environmental, and climate advocates can support the transition to clean, mercury-free lighting to protect people and the planet. The global transition would mitigate the health risks associated with toxic lighting, as well as reduce CO2 emissions and tonnes of mercury released into our communities.
As wealthy countries lead the lighting transition, the rest of the world must not become dumping grounds for toxic, outdated products like fluorescent bulbs. Consumers in under-served markets must also have access to high-quality, zero-mercury LED lighting. Clean Lighting Advocates reaffirm that a global transition to clean lighting must be equitable
Become an Advocate
CLiC Advocates pledge to support the accelerated phase-out of toxic mercury-based fluorescent lighting, in line with the proposed Amendment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The CLiC Pledge is an opportunity for NGOs, associations and other partner organizations to contribute concretely to the Clean Lighting Coalition campaign through advocacy, government engagement, and communications.
Sign the Pledge
The CLiC Pledge is a non-binding commitment and therefore there is no formal reporting requirement. However, companies and organizations are encouraged to communicate their achievements through both internal and external channels in order to encourage other businesses and stakeholders to act and ensure an accelerated phase out of mercury-based lighting.
Why should you Sign?
By signing the CLiC Pledge, advocates:
- Demonstrate leadership by joining CLiC members in setting a higher standard for the health and safety of lighting and recycling employees, value chains and communities.
- Generate impact by contributing to the implementation of clean lighting across the world.
- Get connected to peers and partners active in this space through CLiC convening activities and initiatives.
“Today, LEDs surpass fluorescent lighting in performance and efficiency at reasonable cost. It is now time to phase out mercury-containing fluorescent lamps to capture energy savings and reduce environmental pollution. In the context of the Minamata Convention, I support the African Amendment proposing to phase-out fluorescent lighting and thereby move the world’s lighting markets towards energy-efficient, mercury-free, quality LED lighting.”
James Brodrick, PhD, Program Manager, US DOE SSL Program 2000-2018