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Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE)
Description/achievement of initiative

PCREEE aims at improving access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services, energy security and mitigation of negative externalities of the energy system (e.g. local pollution and GHG emissions) by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, markets and industries in Pacific Island countries. PCREEE coordinates, executes and co-funds programmes, projects and activities in the scope of the following areas:

Implementation methodologies

Norway provides core support to PCREEE through UNIDO.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The main counterparts are the Pacific Community (SPC), the Sustainable Energy Island and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK) and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. The centre will provide key technical services to the SPC Member States and closely cooperate with the other regional sustainable energy centres for SIDS (ECREEE, CCREEE) in the context of the SAMOA Pathway implementation, SDG 7, SDG 9 and the Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement (SDG 13).


PCREEE, UNIDO, Austria, Norway
Progress reports
Goal 7
7.1 - By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
7.2 - By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.3 - By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
Septebmer 2020
Increased RE&EE business opportunities for local companies and industry through the execution of regional investment promotion programs and tailored financial schemes.
September 2020
• Outcome 1: Enhanced regional institutional capacities through the creation of the efficiently managed and financially sustainable Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE)
September 2020
Strengthened capacities of local key institutions and stakeholder groups through the up-scaling and replication of certified training and applied research programs and mechanisms
September 2020
Enhanced awareness of key stakeholder groups on RE&EE opportunities through the up-scaling of regional mechanisms for data and knowledge management and advocacy
Financing (in USD)
2,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: 1 October 2018 - 30 September 2020
PCREEE, UNIDO, Austria, Norway
Contact information
Hans Olav Ibrekk, Policy Director, hans.olav.ibrekk@mfa.no
United Nations