Germany actively supports the sustainable development of islands. On energy, following the launch of the SE4ALL initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2011, actors representing various sectors worldwide follow suit to support a broad-based transformation of the world's energy systems. Germany is one of the most active contributors to SE4ALL.Germany actively supports the framework of sustainable energy and follows, in particular, four goals (incl. SE4ALL objectives):1) providing universal access to modern energy services;2) doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency...[more]
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) formed the Global Renewable Energy Islands Network (GREIN), a platform for islands to pool knowledge and share best practices. As a resource for knowledge dedicated to islands, GREIN unites IRENA and its partners in a single space dedicated to the exchange of practical discussion topics related to renewable energy such as roadmaps for deployment, power grid integration, resource assessment, tourism applications, desalination and waste-to-energy systems. By showcasing the business case for renewable energy technologies in a wide range of isla...[more]
Assessment of renewable energy potentials to countries, sufficiently documented to initiate financing for ground measurement campaigns in strategic locations, plan investments and infrastructures.
Analyze renewable energy promotion policies, to develop tools to demonstrate how local policies can be shaped towards a renewable energy future; develop a sectoral roadmap.
Accelerate global adoption of renewable energy on islands by working jointly on establishing an enabling environment for renewable energy deployment in Island States, and States with inhabited islands.
The aim of IRELP is to establish a one-stop-shop for renewable energy education and training.
Activities will consist of analysis, scenario modelling, strategy formulation, and training sessions to support the analysis of complex changes in terms of changing energy demand and other factors.
Provide new and additional concessional funding of $350 million over seven years for innovative pathbreaking renewable energy projects with important demonstration efforts.
IRENA has developed the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative to support the strategic deployment of renewable energy in SIDS, to bring clarity to policy makers regarding the required steps, and to enable targeted action. As a joint effort of SIDS and development partners, this framework for action will assist in transforming SIDS energy systems through the establishment of the enabling conditions for a renewable energy-based future, by moving away from developing projects in isolation to a holistic approach that considers all relevant elements spanning from policy and market frameworks, through technol...[more]
The objective is to promote awareness of the ongoing campaign against global warming and climate change, contribute to the scientific solution on issues related to ocean action and most specifically, in coral reef protection The objective may extend to discoveries of innovative solution in energy generation, conversion and storage within the ocean environment. These may include: study of coral reef and karstic formation, solution to water crisis, solution to carbon pollution in the waters and provision for world coral museum.
A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) is a holistic assessment of conditions for renewable energy deployment in a country that helps create an enabling policy framework for attracting finance.