CIE Webinar “SpotLIGHT on the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

16 May 2024 | 1:00 PM UTC | Online
CIE Webinar “SpotLIGHT on the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

To celebrate the International Day of Light with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), join a special webinar titled “SpotLIGHT on the UN Sustainable Development Goals” presented by Dr. Jennifer Veitch, CIE President.


Life exists on Earth because there is light. It is often taken for granted that the Sun will rise each morning and set each night. Without much thought, a flick of a switch illuminates interiors with electric light and road lights automatically turn on after dark. Because light surrounds humans almost constantly, the risk of its importance is overlooked in achieving significant societal goals, such as those encapsulated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applying a better understanding of light and lighting to education, daily habits, agriculture, healthcare, commerce, and ecology will contribute to making the world more beautiful, equitable, healthy, and sustainable. Discover how in this presentation celebrating the International Day of Light 2024!

The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) is the principal gathering place for the world’s lighting community, bridging the realms of science and art, standards and practice, in all aspects of light and lighting.

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

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