Aim: To build resilience to climate change in islands through the energy sector, in particular, the role of renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation.
Agency: Swedish Energy Agency (SEA)
Partners: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs/CCCCC), SIDS DOCK, CARICOM
Duration: 10-12 months
SIDS DOCK, CARICOM, CCCCC and the Swedish Energy Agency have been in discussions on the development of renewable energy in SIDS, and in particular, the role of renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation in building resilience to climate change in islands.
- A Team from the CCCCC, SIDS DOCK and the SEA visited St. Vincent in September 2015 with a primary goal of closing information gaps, conducting face-to-face interviews and consulting with key decision makers and stakeholders in the public and private sectors, particularly in the areas of energy, water, agriculture, tourism and waste management, about the consideration of climate change impacts and future viability
- A follow-up workshop took place during October 14-16, 2015 at the Buccament Bay Resort in an effort in bringing together relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors. This was aimed at building a strategy to increase energy resilience in SVG, and to identify the role of renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation.
- In order to further assess the situation and develop strategies and concrete plans, four working groups- Water Resources, Agriculture, Energy and Tourism Working Groups, were formed during the workshop. It was decided that based on the work of the groups, TORs will be developed to guide future work.