Towards a Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres: Addressing Common Opportunities and Barriers Jointly for the Benefit of All
Nationally, most developing countries have introduced ambitious policies and targets to scale up renewable energy and energy efficiency markets, industries and innovation. However, particularly in many least developed and small island countries the practical implementation progress is behind schedule, unequally distributed and has not transformed into economies of scale.
Regionally, the energy transformation tends to remain uncoordinated between
Side Event: “Energy Services from organic waste – integrated waste management solutions for coastal, marine and freshwater protection in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”
The following side event is jointly organized by the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), the SIDS Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Organization (SIDS DOCK), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Programme, and is a concrete contribution to Partnership Dialogue 2: Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and costal ecosystems.
Programme includes: High-level dialogue: Heads of of delegations of Member states
Guest speaker: Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer and Explorer, Mission Blue, Silvia Earle Alliance
Special presentation by: Mr. Douglas Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD on support for SIDS to develop their economies through the implementation SDG 14 Mr. Nishan Degnarain, Chair, Global Agenda Council on Oceans, World Economic Forum on the “Tuna Tracibility Decleration” Mr. Mr Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President for Climate, European
The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation. Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
New Principal of the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsworth says lack of access to higher education is not only stymieing creativity and innovation, but is halting progress of brilliant entrepreneurs.
Quoting Chancellor at the University of the West Indies, Sir George Alleyne, during her induction ceremony in Belize, Dr Longsworth said there can be no economic growth without concomitant social growth.