Dominican Republic calls for switch to LED lighting

The Dominican Republic has called for a ban on imports of fluorescent lamp and urged state institutions to switch to more efficient light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs. By taking on this transition to LEDs, the Caribbean island will make progress towards its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement and the Minimata Convention on Mercury. It will also provide savings for electricity consumers – approximately $120 million annually – and reduce GHGs from electricity production. This effort is part of the global public-private partnership: United For Efficiency, a project hosted by UN Environment with backing from Global Environment Facility. The project supports developing countries and emerging economies to move their markets to energy-efficient appliances and equipment.