One of the challenges facing the world today is to provide sustainable energy to all citizens. The task is massive but solutions often come from small, localized initiatives. The Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) initiative launched by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) aims to replace kerosene-based lighting with cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable solar lighting devices.
This case study was developed based on content presented at the 2013 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, in a session entitled Learning from Green Growth Initiatives in Asia. The session was organized by the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership with support from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).