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CARICOM Energy Week 2014

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CARICOM Energy Week will be celebrated from November 16 to 22 under the general theme “Achieving Climate And Economic Resilience Through Sustainable Development!”{{more}}

The Energy Week, which is an annual event on the calendar of the CARICOM Secretariat, is being coordinated by the Energy Unit of the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and is made possible this year through support from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

In general, Caricom Energy Week 2014 seeks to build awareness of critical energy issues in various segments of society at the national level, but with significant focus on sustainable energy development. This focus is aimed at sensitizing the region to the importance of pursuing a path of sustainable energy through a greater awareness and uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the interest of economic development.

Activities scheduled for the week include media programmes, visits to selected secondary schools, the official launch of Caricom Energy Week, the opening of the VINLEC solar PV installation at Lowmans Bay, a symposium with the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, and a National Energy Exhibition at the Methodist Church Hall on Thursday and Friday.