Modern solar lighting-an idea whose time has comeListen /
Replacing the millions of kerosene lamps, candles and flashlights used worldwide to provide an energy-efficient source of lighting is an idea whose time has come.
The UN environment agency says these unsustainable fuels produce carbon emissions, create indoor air pollution and lead to health risks.
UNEP on Wednesday announced a new strategic partnership with the private sector to gradually introduce solar-powered light-emitting diode (LED) systems which are cost-effective and result in major fuel savings.
Gerry Adams spoke to UNEP's Bryan Coll about the initiative. He began by talking about kerosene.