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Islands Diesel Replacement program (“the Islands program”)
Description/achievement of initiative

The project will catalyze a comprehensive transformation of economies and communities from a reliance on imported fossil fuels to a new paradigm anchored on clean, efficient, and reliable energy systems. CCI and RMI-CWR currently work in Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Colombia (San Andres and Providencia), Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Implementation methodologies

The overarching goal of the program is to transition nations to low-carbon economies through knowledge sharing, replicable projects, and world-class professional support. The project puts emphasis on activities beyond financial close of projects to a focus on energy transition (advancing current pipeline projects and creating a market for replicable projects), capacity building (sharing knowledge and training through the Community of Practice), and economic development (catalyzing financing to the Caribbean).

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

CCI is implementing the project in close cooperation with participating governments. CCI and RMI-CWR currently work in Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Colombia (San Andres and Providencia), Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Partner(s)

Norway, Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room
Progress reports
Goal 7
May 2019
Reduce the installed cost of mainstream low carbon technologies (solar, wind, waste-to-energy, biomass, geothermal, LEDs, and/or microgrids) by 10 percent in 50 percent of partner nations
Financing (in USD)
4,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: May 2016 - May 2019
Partners
Norway, Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room
Countries
Contact information
Hans Olav Ibrekk, Policy Director, hans.olav.ibrekk@mfa.no
United Nations