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Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
Reports
Date:  1/9/2018 
Sustainable energy management
Results/Accomplishments
• Action Plan agreed to solidify the role and contribution of Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) as a regional mechanism to foster shared leadership, promote dialogue, and support technical cooperation on sustainable energy among governments, private sector, financers, academicians and other stakeholders .
• Mechanisms agreed by CARICOM members to advance the implementation of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) .
• A Regional Action Plan adopted by member states of the Central American Integration System (SICA) to develop unified energy efficiency regulations and standards and to build institutional capacity in their countries to conduct energy efficiency measurement and compliance assessments .
• 24 energy planners and physical planners from OECS Member States trained in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
• Against this background the objectives were a perfect fit with those contained in the PIDS, as they relate to sustainable energy and sustainable cities respectively.
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Date:  4/13/2017 
The C-SERMS platform is the mechanism through which CARICOM governments a will be able to track and meet stated national and regional goals, while securing the input of the various parties critical to the process- including the development/donor community, the financial services sector, educational institutions, regional utilities and civil society. As a governance, communications,and clearinghouse of information tool, the C-SERMS Platform offers a formal channel through which stakeholder and technical inputs can inform the national and regional sustainable energy agenda of member states. The Platform also serves as the mechanism through which Members States can request guidance.

Activities: SEDI/DSD support the organization at least two virtual meetings and two in-person meetings per year;
provide technical support in sustainable energy policy, regulation, and target setting at the national level

effectiveness or efficacy of sustainable energy measures already in place; develop a technical assistance coordination mechanism; manage information on policies,regulations, and incentive programs in place in Caribbean small island states; organize workshops with key data and information providers and managers active in the region; provide advice on ways to strengthen the governance of the C-SERMS platform and; establish the Caribbean Clean Energy Caucus

Website: http://www.ecpamerica s.org/initiatives/default.aspx?id=92

Beneficiaries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,Haiti,Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Partnerships and Financing: CARICOM Secretariat,Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, CDB,GIZ,IDB,US Department of State, Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, University of the West Indies, OLADE, World Bank.
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Date:  4/13/2017 
Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas
The project supports the efforts of Western Hemisphere countries to adopt clean energy alternatives, increase energy security, implement climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, and improve land use sustainability in urban and rural areas.

Activities: Activities have focused on implementing the decisions taken at the Second ECPA Ministerial held in Mexico in May 2015. This meeting enabled the engagement of energy stakeholders in sustained dialogue on energy and climate. SEDI's efforts were pivotal in ensuring the establishment of the ECPA Steering Committee and the launch of discussions for the Partnership's Action Plan. Through the ECPA Steering Committee,the project is enabling the engagement of the governments of Chile,Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica,Trinidad and Tobago and the United States in the organization of the 2017 ECPA Ministerial, to be convened in Santiago, Chile.The project is establishing a firm foundation for sustained and effective hemispheric cooperation for addressing energy and climate challenges.

Website: http://www.ecpamericas.org/

Partnership and financing: Unites States Department of State
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Date:  6/23/2011 
The OAS organized the Ministerial Meeting of Energy and Climate in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and the IDB. Through the Sustainable Energy Program of the Caribbean (CSEP), Dominica, Saint Kitts & Nevis and the Bahamas developed National Energy Policies. National Energy Policy was adopted in Saint Lucia and a National Action Plan on Energy was adopted in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The OAS has helped the Nevis Island Administration in the development of its Power Purchase Agreement, which resulted in the first 1.1 MW wind farm at Nevis, an 8 MW wind farm in St. Kitts and plant 32 MW of energy on Nevis geothermic.
JSWG partners are actively supporting the ongoing consolidation of the Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA). The OAS manages the ECPA Clearinghouse, which coordinates dialogue and serves as a resource for initiatives. The IDB and the World Bank have partnered with several ECPA initiatives to share experiences among countries, develop collaborative projects and advance the creation of Energy Innovation Centers to promote clean energy across the region. IICA and ECPA are working on initiatives to increase engagement in agro energy. ECLAC, ECPA analyze a potential collaboration in terms of economic development and data gathering in the region is underway. To date, 11 Member states have taken a leading role in implementing ECPA by deepening existing partnerships and creating new initiatives.
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