EU CARIBBEAN – Sustainable Energy Conference

Event Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This high-level event is a two-day joint initative of the EU and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, designed to foster partnerships between the EU, the Caribbean, development partners and the private sector. The event is expected to unfold the potential of the Caribbean region and leverage investment towards achieving the region’s ambitious renewable energy goals.

The event will take place in Barbados, and it aims to:

  • promote a conducive regulatory and institutional environment for sustainable energy in the Caribbean;
  • Bring together the EU, Caribbean countries, donors and the private sector to identify the opportunities for increased cooperation including business opportunities;
  • Identify financial mechanisms for investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency;
  • Showcase renewable energy experiences, services and technologies from island experiences in both Caribbean and EU;
  • The Forum will include panel discussions, B2B meetings and an exhibition.

On the first day, the Prime Minister of Barbados His Excellency Freundel Stuart will lead the high level representation from the Caribbean countries. The Conference will present:

  • Latest policy developments in the Caribbean that support increased investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency;
  • New financing instruments that help de-risk renewable investments, such as the new Electrification Financing Initiative ElectriFI;
  • Innovative technology showcase of solutions specifically designed for renewable energy on islands.

On the second day, the Business Opportunities Forum will highlight key areas of interest especially for the private sector in investing in renewable energy as well as energy efficiency.

By bringing together key figures in the development and energy field such as EU Commissioner Neven MimicaSG of CARIFORUM Irwin LaRoque, PM of Barbados Freundel Stuart, DG of IRENA Adnan Amin, this event will be the ‘launch pad’ for a solid, long-term cooperation between the Caribbean and the EU in the sustainable energy arena.

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