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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sustainable energy roadmap and strategy

The 20th inter-sessional meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government in March 2009 mandated that a Regional Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) be developed under the Energy Program to form the basis for a more strategic approach, across the member states, to sustainable energy development in the region.

This will inter-alia define a strategic and targeted approach to increasing the contribution of renewable energy, energy efficiency and bio-energy in the energy mix. It will also provide the basis for firm commitments by government of the region and development partners in achieving this objective.


C-SERMS Phase 1 will be a key planning mechanism and communication tool to link the priorities and renewable energy policy goals of CARICOM member states. The final document will map on-going efforts in sustainable development, sustainable energy initiatives/policies, financial and institutional capacity, and electricity generation/transmission/distribution systems in the 15 CARICOM Member States.

A combination of resource, policy, and socioeconomic assessments will allow the Worldwatch Institute to work with in-country partners to propose short, medium, and long-term targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency within the region, as well as conduct baseline work for more a more comprehensive regional Sustainable Energy Roadmap.

Outputs and Resources

Read the C-SERMS Phase 1 report from the WorldWatch Institute.

For further information on the sustainable energy roadmap and strategy, see the CARICOM website: Caricom Energy Program.

For the second phase of the program, please see here.

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