Happy Birthday PCREEE!
Supplyside West 2017 Speaker Heather Neves Duncan-Fairman
Technical Advisor for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network (IWON)
Heather Neves Duncan-Fairman is the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) DOCK Island Women Open Network (IWON) technical advisor.
Comprised of 32 countries, the intergovernmental collaboration has all the rights and privileges of a United Nations organization.
Duncan-Fairman is responsible for developing the herbal and botanical raw material and supplement Industry across small islands in the
Caribbean, Pacific, Africa and Indian Ocean regions.
Hon. Oliver Joseph, Minister of Economic Development, Trade & Planning
Workshop Participants at Blue Horizons Garden Resort Grenada
Inception Meeting of the Curriculum Development Working Group
Worst Bleaching on Record for Great Barrier Reef: scientists
Aerial surveys of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have revealed the worst bleaching on record in the icon's pristine north, scientists said Tuesday,
with few corals escaping damage. Researchers said the view was devastating after surveying some 520 reefs via plane and helicopter between
Cairns and the Torres Strait in the north of Queensland state. "This will change the Great Barrier Reef forever," Terry Hughes, an expert on coral
reefs from James Cook University, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Working Definition of Resilience Building in Island States
The ability of small island states to become less vulnerable and more capable to respond and recover from the disruptions and destruction associated
with increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, including more ferocious and frequent hydro-meteorological events, severe impacts from sea-level
rise, and increasing ocean temperature and acidity, by development and efficient use of the natural resource endowment. The ability to respond and
recover is linked to national capacity which determines the ability to extract and efficiently utilize energy, food and water from the natural resource
SIDS DOCK-Swedish Energy Agency Cooperation ... LEARN MORE
H.E. Dr. Vince Henderson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations and SIDS DOCK President (Left)
On behalf of the Government of St. Vincent and The
Grenadines, the Caribbean Community Climate Change
Centre (CCCCC/5Cs), SIDS DOCK – the Small Island
Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate
Resilience Initiative, and the Swedish Energy Agency,
welcomes all delegates to the Second National Sustainable
Energy and Climate Resilience Workshop. In order to ensure
that your participation is pleasant and productive, we have
prepared the following information on the Workshop and
for your perusal:
VIEW WORKSHOP DOCUMENTS
14-16 October 2015
Workshop Participants pose with The Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves,
Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
On behalf of the Government of Grenada, the Caribbean
Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs,
SIDS DOCK – the Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative, and
the Swedish Energy Agency, welcomes all delegates to
the First National Sustainable Energy and Climate
Resilience Workshop. In order to ensure that your
participation is pleasant and productive, we have prepared
the following information on the Workshop and for your
26-28 August 2015
Workshop Participants pose with the The Rt. Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada
Building Climate Resilience in Island Nations Through Sustainable Energy
Program of Activities
Vulnerability Decision Support
Lay out a process for assessing the level of vulnerability of the regional energy sector to the impacts of climate change and potential consequences on the population and economy of the Caribbean Islands; and provide an appropriate methodology that can assist countries to undertake sustainable energy option comparisons that will inform decision making, including a definition of climate resilience for island communities and national economies.
RE & EE Knowledge and Challenges
Enhance understanding of how renewable energy and energy efficiency projects can help countries build climate resilience, as well as a review of the obstacles to greater deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency practices, with input from the work carried out in Activity 1 – Vulnerability Decision Support.
Energy Sector Integration
Identify priority actions to make the energy sector a foundation for climate resilient economies within the context of ongoing regional activities such as the CARICOM Energy Policy and Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS), the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), the Caribbean Development Bank’s recent energy policy; the 11th EDF (European Development Fund), and the US-CARICOM energy security initiative.
RE & EE Regional Workshops
Plan to convene two regional workshops on renewable energy and energy efficiency for building climate resilience in Caribbean communities and national economies to share the information generated and to prepare a draft regional programme for building energy sector resilience to climate change.