- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Nov 19 2018 - Nov 21 2018
- Time: All day
Sixth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-VI): Clean Energy, Good Governance & Electricity Regulation
The Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF), a biennial event, has been held in the Region since 2008 and started as a flagship event under the CREDP/GIZ Project. CSEF represents the first efforts within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to establish a permanent sustainable energy conference focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency development in the Region. This was in response to the critical need for a forum that could facilitate dialogue among a wide cross-section of energy sector stakeholders – policymakers and local, regional and international experts – to advance the resolution of key challenges such as energy security, energy sustainability and energy poverty. CSEF is developmental in focus and seeks to identify recommended collective action on regional level decisions and implementation in the context of CARICOM.
The first staging of CSEF was held in St. Georges, Grenada, in June 2008 under the theme ‘Climate Change, Water and Sanitation: A Shared Responsibility’, in which 50 representatives from government agencies, UN bodies and international organizations, academia, business and industry, civil society and financial institutions were in attendance. The second edition of CSEF under the unified theme, ‘Coping with Copenhagen: Water, Waste, Energy, Health’ was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2010. The third staging of CSEF took place in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis with focus on ‘Advancing Energy Integration and Energy Access through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in CARICOM’. CSEF IV was hosted in November 2014, in St. Michaels, Barbados. The Fifth staging of CSEF was held in Nassau, The Bahamas from 23-25 January 2017 under the theme ‘Future Energy, 2027’.