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Smart Island Strategy Government of Aruba
Description/achievement of initiative

By 2020, Aruba's Smart Island Strategy will transition the island to 100 percent renewable energy, increase housing choices and neighborhood quality, strengthen social cohesion, reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility, reduce obesity and improve public health, improve water conservation, and diversify an expanding island economy.

Implementation methodologies

The Government of Aruba, Carbon War Room and the New America Foundation have launched the Smart Island Strategy for Aruba. This strategy will work with Aruban citizens and stakeholders through social dialogue to identify a sustainable growth roadmap that will: create world-class walkable destinations for tourists and communities for residents; incentivize household retrofit and commercial energy efficiency; distribute a diverse mix of renewable generation technologies; and create a regenerative agriculture sector in Aruba. The strategy will harness commercial opportunities to drive a transition to sustainability that will benefit all Arubans while demonstrating a new model of growth for middle-income nations.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of Aruba
New America Foundation
Carbon War Room
Progress reports
100 percent renewable energy
Staff / Technical expertise
Technical expertise from New America Foundation, Carbon War Room

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2020
Government of Aruba
New America Foundation
Carbon War Room
Contact information
Andy Lee, Director Department of Foreign Afairs Aruba, Andy.Lee@minbuza.nl
United Nations