Description/achievement of initiative
Reduce the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the PICs through the removal of the barriers to the widespread and cost effective use of feasible RE technologies. The specific objective of the project is the promotion of the productive use of RE to reduce GHG emission by removing the major barriers to the widespread and cost-effective use of commercially viable RE technologies (RETs).
Supports member countries in implementing appropriate mitigation measures through renewable energy activities under the Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) extended to include Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) initiatives and energy efficiency as funds become available. Renewable Energy has become a priority issue at the national level and has been mainstreamed in national and sectoral policies, strategies, plans and/or roadmaps in most countries through the development of National Energy Policies and Sector Plans with greater emphasis on Renewable Energy setting targets reflecting their commitments to renewable energy development. The implementation of these sector plans and roadmaps is through a coordinated and consultative approach at all levels and relevant sectors at the national level with technical assistance from SPREP and other partners.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
UNDP; GEF, PIF, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Pacific Power Association.
Sponsored by SPREP.