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“Energy Services from Waste: The Development of a Regional Integrated Organic Waste Management Sector”

Inaugural Caribbean Waste to Energy conference opens in Grenada

Posted on 21 January 2016.
by STAFF WRITER

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan 20, CMC – A four-day inaugural Caribbean Waste to Energy Conference and Exposition began here on Wednesday with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell indicating that Grenada is fully committed to working towards a zero waste economy.

He told delegates attending the conference which is intended to improve understanding that effectively managed waste can be a renewable resource that it was necessary for the island to develop such a policy, which will provide the framework for sustainable management of waste in the region.

We recognise that waste is a valuable resource, an important source of energy, and that the current waste management practices are resulting in an economy and citizenry that are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

READ MORE … http://www.themontserratreporter.com/inaugural-caribbean-waste-to-energy-conference-opens-in-grenada/

Grenada hosting inaugural Caribbean Waste to Energy conference

Saturday, January 23, 2016

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — A four-day inaugural Caribbean Waste to Energy Conference and Exposition began here on Wednesday with Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell indicating that Grenada is fully committed to working towards a zero-waste economy.

He told delegates attending the conference, which is intended to improve understanding that effectively managed waste can be a renewable resource, that it was necessary for the island to develop such a policy, which will provide the framework for sustainable management of waste in the region.

We recognise that waste is a valuable resource, an important source of energy, and that the current waste management practices are resulting in an economy and citizenry that are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change,” Prime Minister Mitchell said.

A critical issue is that in the majority of Caribbean countries, imported petroleum is the chief source of primary commercial energy, while vast renewable energy resources remain to be developed.

The conference is being held under the theme ‘Energy Services From Waste: The Development of a Regional Integrated Organic Waste Management Sector, and is being organised to promote improved management of waste for environmental protection and strengthening coastal resilience to climate change impacts.

READ MORE … http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Grenada-hosting-inaugural-Caribbean-Waste-to-Energy-conference——-_49313

Waste-to-Energy Conference forms part of Independence Celebrations 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 18:23

GEORGE’S GRENADA January 12, 2016- GIS: A conference demonstrating the benefits of turning waste into energy will be a major highlight of Grenada’s 42nd anniversary of Independence.

The Waste to Energy Conference and Exposition, running from January 20 to 23 at the Grenada Trade Centre, will attract different organizations from the Region and abroad, and their demonstrations will place some emphasis on Agriculture.

“We have approximately ten booths from the US with different types of procedures for turning waste into energy and so we want people in Grenada to come out,” said Ann Marie Marecheau, Chairperson of the National Celebrations Committee.

The celebrations will also focus on Economic development, with the Made in Grenada Expo on Independence Day and the Buy Local Week from February 1.

The Chairperson says the overall Independence celebration will embrace visitors to the island.

“It is a product for marketing and it will continue to be a product and so it will include Grenadians and visitors alike, so you can come every year like they come for carnival.” 

READ MORE … http://www.spicegrenada.com/waste-to-energy-conference-forms-part-of-independence-celebrations-2016/

Waste to Energy Expo and Conference

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:15 AM – George’s, Grenada

GEORGE’S, GRENADA Tuesday, January 12, 2016:The Ministry of Economic Development, Planning, Trade, Cooperatives and International Business will host The First Caribbean Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Technology Expo and Conference from January 20th – 23rd, 2016, at the Grenada Trade Centre, Morne Rouge, St. George’s.  

This initiative is being organized by the Ministry in partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) and SIDS DOCK, and in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat, the GIZ-funded Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Project, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA).

The main objective of this initiative is to promote improved management of waste for energy production, environmental protection and strengthening coastal resilience to climate change impacts.

It is also intended to improve the understanding that effectively managed waste can be a renewable resource, particularly for the provision of energy (e.g., electricity and transportation fuel) and fertilizer, rather than a nuisance and a threat to irreplaceable coastal ecosystems critical to the survival of the population.

The Expo will showcase Technology Solutions and Case Studies via presentations by technology providers and the sharing of information on the key elements in the successful development, transfer and diffusion of technologies.

READ MORE … http://www.gov.gd/egov/news/2016/jan16/12_01_16/item_5/waste-energy-expo-conference.html

Waste-to-Energy Technology Expo and Conference

Grenada – January 20-23, 2016

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, with the potential to be deployed in the waste-to-energy projects currently under preparation in the region. 

READ MORE … http://www.cep.unep.org/waste-to-energy-technology-expo-and-conference

 

Listen to the Expo Radio Commercial


Ms. Annmarie Marecheau,SIDS DOCK Grenada Diplomatic Liaison and Mr. Dieter Rothenberger, Head of German-Grenadian Pilot Programme, “Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies” (ICCAS), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have been promoting the Conference & Expo appearing on the local Grenada radio doing interviews since 6 January.

The radio commercial will run on local stations for your information. The intention is to raise public awareness about the event, especially the Expo, which is open to all.

We thank the Government of Grenada, for this important contribution.

EXPO & CONFERENCE MEDIA CONTACT

Dr. Al Binger
SIDS DOCK Coordinator

SIDS DOCK Secretariat
C/o Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building
P.O. Box 563, Bliss Parade
Belmopan, BELIZE

Tel: (501) 822-1104 or 1094
Fax: (501) 822-1365
abinger@sidsdock.org
http://sidsdock.org/

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