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Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)
by Austrian Development Agency (Government)
The project aims to support the Caribbean (CARICOM) countries in the use of Renewable Energies (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) through the Establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) in Barbados. The aim is to improve access to sustainable energy services for households, public institutions, businesses and industry in the Caribbean countries and territories.

Using RE&EE is an effective tool to reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports and to redirect scarce resources to health, education and economic development.

Target group, partner, and region:
The 15 CARICOM Member States with its over 16 million people are the key beneficiaries of the activities of the Centre. Non-CARICOM Member States can opt-in to become members.

Progress reports
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Other : Economic Benefits from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
December 2018
Strengthened regional support capacities for RE&EE
December 2018
Accelerated development, adoption and execution of regional and national gender sensitive RE&EE policies
December 2018
Strengthened capacities of local key institutions and stakeholder groups through certified traning and applied research programmes
December 2018
Enhanced awareness of key stakeholder groups on RE&EE opportunities
Financing (in USD)
1,160,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 December - 2018 December
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (United Nations entity)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Cornelia Schenk, MSc., cornelia.schenk@ada.gv.at,
Vienna, Austria
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