OECS hosts Energy Policy Implementation Dialogue: Transforming Development through Sustainable Energy

OECS hosts Energy Policy Implementation Dialogue: Transforming Development through Sustainable Energy

OECS Media Release

Energy has been identified as a key driver of economic development for the region and the OECS Commission has been working on a number of energy initiatives aimed at assisting Member States in realising their renewable energy and energy efficiency targets.

To this end, the OECS Energy Policy Implementation Dialogue: Transforming Development through Sustainable Energy was held from March 7-8, 2018, in Saint Lucia to provide energy focal points of the OECS an opportunity to collectively meet and strategise on policy and technical measures that will support and accelerate their national efforts on sustainable energy.

The two-day meeting allowed the OECS Commission to share information and receive feedback on its current and planned activities on, inter alia:

  • investment opportunities for energy;
  • building energy resilience; and
  • supporting the greater incorporation of energy across sectors for economic growth.

The meeting also provided the opportunity for Member States to present an update on their energy activities, priorities and challenges. This information will form the basis for guiding the work of the Energy Programme at the Commission and to help shape an effective functional cooperation on energy within the OECS.

A key output from the meeting was an agreement on the elements of a comprehensive regional framework to support enhanced implementation of national energy policies and plans in the OECS.

 

   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.5: Drive Key Economic Priorities.
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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