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First Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF)

24–26 June 2008 | Grenada
 
As a follow-up up to the 2007 meeting on “Energy Efficiency for Developing Countries”, the First Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) took place from 24-26 June 2008 at Taylor Hall, St. George's University, Grenada. The Forum was facilitated by the Austrian Development Cooperation together with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ).

The CSEF focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy security for Small Island Developing States. The CSEF is held in conjunction with the 4th Caribbean Environmental Forum & Exhibition (CEF-4), the main sustainable development and environmental forum in the Caribbean. CEF-4 brings together a wide and diverse cross section of stakeholders concerned with or involved in environmental and developmental issues.
The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE) facilitates dialogue between key players and encourages public-private cooperation in the field of sustainable energy.  The Forum is an established multi-stakeholder platform and a reliable partner in the field of international energy-for-sustainable-development. It contributes to both international discourse and information dissemination on sustainable energy.

GFSE plays a crucial role in facilitating sustainable energy projects, by bringing together donors, investors and project developers. Their interaction produces new opportunities and enhances existing initiatives in the field of sustainable energy.

The previous GFSE meeting took place in 2007, in Vienna, Austria. More information.
L-R: Ambassador Angus Friday, Representative of Grenada to the UN and Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States; Patricia Aquing, Executive Director, Caribbean Environmental Health Institute; Elizabeth Thompson, UNEP Champions of the Earth Award Recipient 2008, Barbados; Hans-Peter Debelius, Director of Regional GTZ Office for the Dominican Republic and the Carribean; and Sally Edwards, Regional Advisor in Environmental Epidemiology, Office of Caribbean Program Coordination, Pan-American Health Organization
L-R: Thomas Scheutzlich, Principal Advisor, Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme/GTZ Project; Jennifer Ellard, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Grenada on Sustainable Development; Jerrol Thompson, Minister of Telecommunications, Science, Technology and Industry, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Ambassador Angus Friday, Representative of Grenada to the UN and Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States; Elizabeth Thompson, UNEP Champions of the Earth Award Recipient 2008, Barbados; Neville Trotz, Science Advisor, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre; and Sharunda Buchanan, Division Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US
L-R: Steven Kaufman, Executive Director, Green Markets International; Detlef Loy, Consultant, CREDP/GTZ; Robert Müller, Atmosfair, Germany; and Nigel Hosein, Executive Director, Caribbean Association of Electric Utilities Services Corporation, St. Lucia
L-R: Ambassador Irene Freudenscheuss-Reichl, Director General, Austrian Development Cooperation, Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs; Vincent Sweeney, Regional Project Coordinator, GEF-IWCAM Project; and Jon Lane, Executive Director, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva
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