Philips Lighting Says Smart LED Lighting and City Data Could Help UN Achieve Its Sustainable Development Goals

Philips Lighting has presented smart LED street lighting and standardized city data as UN’s potential solution to accomplish its Sustainable Development Goals, at the ‘Local 2030: Hub for Sustainability Solutions’ UN Special Event. Philips Lighting has presented smart LED street lighting and standardized city data as UN’s potential solution to accomplish its Sustainable Development Goals, at the ‘Local 2030: Hub for Sustainability Solutions’ UN Special Event.  

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Representatives of Philips Lighting discussed that cities could make energy savings and CO2 emission reductions of almost two-thirds through smart LED street lighting.

“We are calling for all cities to adopt 100% LED street lights by 2025. COP21 sent a clear signal of political support to tackle the effects of climate change, and a switch to energy-efficient LED street lights in cities would make a vast difference,” said Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Philips Lighting.

Further, the company’s new report, jointly published with the World Council on City Data (WCCD), reveals the 63% greenhouse gas emission reductions made by LA’s connected LED lighting conversion which could be replicated in cities across the world with other potential benefits including crime reductions, improved traffic safety and economic growth.

“The ISO 37120 standard that the WCCD is implementing with cities globally defines a comprehensive set of 100 standardized indicators that enables any city, of any size, to assess their performance and measure progress over time in a way that can be accurately benchmarked and compared with other cities,” explained Dr Patricia McCarney, President & CEO, WCCD.

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