“Exploring Renewable Energy to Fuel Recovery, Resilience and Transformation in the ECCU”
As countries craft their strategies for recovery from the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, attention is being given to ensuring a sustainable and green recovery.
While the COVID-19 pandemic might have initially taken the spotlight from the climate emergency facing the globe, there is a growing acknowledgment that this issue, which poses an existential threat to the highly vulnerable Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean region, requires urgent action, even as we formulate our economic recovery plans.
A green recovery offers a win-win outcome for the world. A green recovery plan would create new employment and business opportunities to absorb the losses from industries that have been decimated by the pandemic.
It would also offer opportunities to enhance our resilience to the perennial threats posed by increasingly violent and destructive natural disasters.
Investments in renewable energy and technologies would accelerate the transformation of our economies, reduce our dependence on oil imports and render us less susceptible to the economic disruptions that arise from the geopolitics of oil.
Last but not least, our natural environment wins as its health can be renewed by the reduction in our carbon emissions and we may yet have hope of meeting the critical United Nations target of “1.5 to stay alive”.
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Please join the ECCB Governor as he moderates an engaging Digital Dialogue on building climate resilience as part of the broader strategy for improving the region’s prospects.
Governor Antoine will be joined by a distinguished panel of experts: Dr James Fletcher, Managing Director of SOLORICON Ltd; Ms Stephanie Gil, Practice Manager – Energy and Extractives, World Bank Group; and Mr David Gumbs, Principal at the Rocky Mountain Institute.
Be part of the conversation as we take collective action to transform our region, now.