Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us


Jump to your country or territory of interest

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.


Submit news and opinion for publication


Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.


Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin

News from the Caribbean:

Back To Today's News

ECLAC convenes regional policy dialogue and training workshop in Trinidad
Published on May 17, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- High level decision makers make ready to seize the many opportunities to be gained through initiatives in renewable energy technologies in the Caribbean, as ECLAC convenes a regional policy dialogue and training workshop, with the support of the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).

The minister of energy and energy industries for Trinidad and Tobago, Nicole Olivierre, will be joined by the German ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Lutz Görgens, as senior policy makers participate in the workshop entitled “Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean: Reducing the Carbon Footprint in the Caribbean through the Promotion of Energy Efficiency and the use of Renewable Energy Technologies”, to identify issues relevant to the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy policy.

The workshop, which takes place in Port of Spain on 17-18 May 2016, is part of a wider project on “Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean”. ECLAC Caribbean proposed the training workshop as a forum for stakeholders to share policy experiences, and undertake preliminary training for senior technicians on feasibility analysis for energy projects in the Caribbean.

The wider project seeks to engage countries in the Caribbean in strengthening their capacity for securing financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, as well as enhancing the policy framework for the sustainable development of the energy sector.

Three pilot countries (Dominica, Saint Lucia and Martinique) will receive support in developing country profiles of their energy sectors, and identifying financing options for the development of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in these countries.

To date the technical work of the project has benefitted from the collective contributions of ECLAC consultants, national energy policy makers, and regional partners. ECLAC has so far undertaken missions to Antigua and Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Martinique.
Reads: 10911

Click here to receive daily news headlines from Caribbean News Now!



No comments on this topic yet. Be the first one to submit a comment.


As a result of our comments feature being overtaken in recent weeks by spammers using fake email addresses, producing a large number of bounced verification emails each day, we have reluctantly decided to suspend the comments section until further notice.

User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment author and are not representative of Caribbean News Now or its staff. Caribbean News Now accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Caribbean News Now reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments. Any content that is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will not be approved.
Before posting, please refer to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Other Headlines:

Regional Sports: