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. The event intends to raise awareness on the important nexus between energy, waste management and costal, marine and fresh water protection in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – particularly in the Caribbean. The event is organized with support of the Governments of Austria and Spain.

The side event follows-up on the outcomes of the First Caribbean Waste-to-Energy Technology Expo and Conference, held in St. George’s, Grenada, from 20 to 23 January 2016. Over 100 senior professionals with expertise in energy, climate change, environment and waste management gathered at the Grenada Trade Centre to share lessons learned and perspectives on Waste-to-Energy (WtE) solutions that are appropriate for SIDS. The Expo showcased technology solutions and case studies via presentations by technology providers from the Caribbean, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

Interactive discussion with the audience to seek comments and commitments how various partners can support the waste to energy approach in the Caribbean. 


H.E. Mr. Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS Issues of the Republic of the Seychelles (tbc)

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  • CARICOM Energy Programme


  • Austrian Development Cooperation
  • Government of Spain



Al Binger, Interim-Director of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), SIDS DOCK Coordinator,
Martin Lugmayr, Sustainable Energy Expert Climate Policy and Networks Division Energy Department
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),


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