Preparatory support for the establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

Contract partner: UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization Country: Nord- und Mittelamerika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 56.500,00 Project start: 15.12.2013 End: 30.04.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project follows-up on an official request of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) SIDS-DOCK initiative to the UNIDO Director General to support the Caribbean countries in the establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE).

The increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency is an effective tool to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel imports and to redirect scarce resources to sectors such as health, education and economic development. CCREEE will be established in close cooperation with the SIDS-DOCK Initiative, the Energy Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat and other international and local partners. It will aim at the creation of an enabling environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency markets and investments by mitigating existing barriers.

The centre will work through a network of national focal institutions among the islands and execute regional activities in the areas of investment and business promotion, capacity and policy development, as well as knowledge management and awareness raising. The Centre will create the needed capacity to implement the sustainable energy targets of the CARICOM Energy Policy and the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS).

With this first contract ADC contributes to the preparatory phase which has as expected outcome a common agreement on the institutional and technical design, the implementation schedule and financing modalities for CCREEE.

Activities include the preparation of a concept note; various consultative meetings with regional organizations, donor partners and other key stakeholders; creation of the project document; and the organization of validation workshops.

Finally, a side event will be organized at the margins of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (1 to 4 September 2014 in Samoa).

project number 2734-00/2013
source of funding OEZA
sector Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
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