- Submitted by: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- Topic: Small Island Developing States
- Date of completion: 2022-12-31
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- This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Productive Use of Clean Energy for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Climate Institute ()
Winrock International ()
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) (United States of America)
UN/DESA (United States of America)
UNFIP (United States of America)
Other intergovernmental organizations:
Energy & Security Group ()
Description/achievement of initiativeSmall Island Developing States (SIDS) are heavily dependent on fossil (petroleum) fuels and conventional biomass. The negative impacts on the environment and the heavy financial burden placed on SIDS through the present use of these fuels is the problem. The problem aggravates because of the low efficiency of energy use. Therefore, identification of the problem, formulation of national strategies, application of appropriate technologies and policies are required.
The main objective of this partnership is to achieve energy self-sufficiency and to increase the use of available energy for productive activities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). To achieve these targets, a three-phase programme is considered:
1. Analyze demand and supply side energy data, consider development targets and identify needs, formulate policies and strategies.
2. Develop projects to submit to donors.
3. Implement demonstration projects.