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The First Caribbean Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Technology Expo and Conference is being held from 20 to 23 January 2016, at The Grenada Trade Centre in St. Georges, Grenada. The 4-day event, titled, “Energy Services from Waste: The Development of a Regional Integrated Organic Waste Management Sector”, will showcase technologies that are likely to play major role in addressing the growing waste management challenges faced by small island developing states in the Caribbean,

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Climate change adaptation for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is a matter of survival. SIDS collectively contribute less than 1 percent towards global greenhouse gas emissions, and yet their water, food, energy and economic security are already extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts. Blue Guardians is a Programme of SIDS DOCK being developed as a five-year USD 44 million public-private partnership (PPP) proposal to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to achieve the UNFCCC

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SIDS DOCK, in partnership with regional development banks and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP), is preparing a funding proposal for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), to support a cross-cutting risk mitigation project initially focused on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In this connection, SIDS DOCK intends to seek a grant from the GCF’s Project Preparation Facility.

Towards a Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres: Addressing Common Opportunities and Barriers Jointly for the Benefit of All

Towards a Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres: Addressing Common Opportunities and Barriers Jointly for the Benefit of All

Dear Readers,
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)”

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.

Side Event: “High-level dialogue on Oceans and Small Island States”

Side Event: “High-level dialogue on Oceans and Small Island States”

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

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

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.

Monte Trigo, 5 years on the Route of the Sun

Monte Trigo, 5 years on the Route of the Sun

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Throughout this year ALER will invite those responsible for the case studies of successful mini-grids operating in Portuguese-speaking countries to present their projects, which will be later compiled in the Portuguese version of the Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit (MGPT).