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High-Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) “Achieving Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4ALL) and Rio+20 SIDS Informal Ministerial Meeting
7-9 May 2012 | Bridgetown, Barbados

Highlights for Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Around the conference venue

During the second day of the conference, three plenary sessions took place: enabling environment and financing sustainable energy for all in SIDS; future steps on promoting sustainable energy for all in SIDS; and feasibility studies on renewable energy options for the Caribbean and replicability for other islands.

In closing the high-level conference in early afternoon, representatives of governments adopted the Barbados Declaration on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS, which recognizes challenges and opportunities for SIDS in achieving sustainable energy. The Barbados Declaration also welcomes the voluntary commitments by 18 states to promote transformational activities in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy access, and low-carbon development. The document further welcomes existing sustainable energy initiatives such as SIDS DOCK, a collective institutional mechanism to assist SIDS in energy transformation, and others. On the upcoming Rio+20 conference, the Barbados Declaration that reiterates the outcomes of the meeting must be ambitious and supports convening the Third Global Conference on Sustainable Development of SIDS in 2014 as a tangible outcome on SIDS.

In the late afternoon, the knowledge fair opened its work with a number of presentations by SIDS, including the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Solomon Islands, which focused on national sustainable energy initiatives. Business representatives from GE Energy, Toshiba, Aquaver and others also presented on private sector energy cooperation with small island states.

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Discussions on the Barbados Declaration
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Selwin Hart, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Barbados to the UN
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Ambassador Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji for the UN
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José Rafael Almonte Perdomo, Dominica
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Session 5: Enabling Environment and Financing Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS

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Hans Olav Ibrekk, Norway, and Ira Magaziner, Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative
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Nazim Burke, Grenada
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Andre Poucet, European Union
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Delegation of Cape Verde
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Vivien Foster, World Bank
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Carsten Staur, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN
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Lissette Pérez-Pérez, Ambassador of Cuba in Barbados
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Session 6: Taking SE4ALL Foward for SIDS


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Joy Grant, Belize
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Solomone Fifita, Deputy Director, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, and Ambassador Ronald Jumeau, Seychelles
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Philip Kentwell, High Commissioner of Australia to Trinidad and Tobago
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Allison Davis, Caribbean Development Bank
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Session 7: Presentation of Feasibility Stidies on Renewable Energy Options for the Caribbean, and Replicability for SIDS

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Werner Wendt, ENPROCON
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Delegates during the session
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The Knowledge Fair

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David Payton, UNDP
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Michael Fadelle, Dominica
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Philip Weech, Bahamas
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Leon Roose, University of Hawaii
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The dais during the Knowledge Fair session on multi-national private sector involvement in SIDS
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John Korinihona, Solomon Islands
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Richard Kelly, Jamaica
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Around the Venue
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Yulia Yamineva, IISD RS, Russia, at the Energy Smart Fund's solar panel booth
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Michael Cadogan, Megawatt Energy Inc booth
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Solid Waste Solution & Services Inc booth
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Derek Pieper, UNDP,  and Lagipoiva Cherelle Savaliolefilemu Jackson, IISD RS, Samoa 
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Delegates during coffee break
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*Conference website
*SE4ALL website
*SIDS Dock institutional mechanism for promoting sustainable energy website
*UNCSD or Rio+20 Meeting website

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