CARICOM Energy Month
This year marks the first staging of CARICOM Energy Month celebrates the achievements of CARICOM Energy and serves as a period for increasing knowledge and awareness around critical energy issues among diverse segments of the Caribbean Community. It is a partnership among the CARICOM Secretariat, Member States, regional institutions, and development partners.
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Belize is one of the countries leading the way on renewable energy in the region.
Trinidad & Tobago is demonstrating vision and political ambition through decisions and projects on clean energy.
2016 Theme: "Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development" [#SE4SD]
In the Photography, Art and Video Competitions, demonstrate your interpretation of this year’s theme: “Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development. [#SE4SD]” The submitted pictures and videos will highlight the empowerment of the people of the CARICOM Region through sustainable energy use.
Contest Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Photography + Art Contest - Amateur Prizes
Photography + Art Contest - Professional Prizes
Video Contest - Prizes
CARICOM Member States in Action
Address by: Hon Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister for Renewable Energy, Saint Lucia
Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Saint Lucians.
It is my honour and privilege to deliver this address commemorating the thirteenth consecutive (13th) year of the celebration of Energy Awareness in Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is the pioneer of this activity which has now become regional and is being coordinated by CARICOM. The event has grown tremendously; and where previously we celebrated Energy Awareness Week, we now celebrate Energy Awareness Month.
The regional theme this year for Energy Awareness Month is “Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development”. The focus is on utilizing sustainable sources of energy and technology to fuel economic growth and national development.
My Government would like to reaffirm its commitment to pursuing a sustainable energy agenda, inclusive of its active response to mitigating climate change and promoting energy efficiency and the incorporation of renewable energy sources into our energy mix.
"CARICOM Energy Month is a time when stakeholders within the Caribbean Community stop to take stock of its historic situation, its current state and its future plans for sustainable energy production and use and in 2016 we really look especially at how sustainable energy can facilitate our sustainable development goals"
Dr. DEVON GARDNER
Programme Manager, Energy, CARICOM Secretariat