Information
  • Lead-organizer: Grenada
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Date: 19 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-A

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Organizing partners

Grenada - Ministry of Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development
Grenada - Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique

Other organizing partners:
Guatemala - Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Bolivia - Vice-Ministry of Electricity and Alternative Energies

Introduction

This side event is being organized by Grenada in cooperation with Guatemala and Bolivia. It will show-case environmental projects and programmes being developed in these three countries that tackle impacts from climate change especially in relation to water supply, food security and energy preparedness. It also includes a micro-pilot project that demonstrates the policies, strategies and actions that can be taken to green the economy of small island communities to induce poverty eradication and sustainable development. It also reflects the importance these countries give to the potential use of renewable energy resources and technologies. The event represents an opportunity for seeking potential financial support, and for promoting South-South and North-South cooperation and will highlight commitments being made for implementing sustainable development goals.

The Minister of Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development and the Minister of Carriacou and Petite Martinique of Grenada are expected to participate.

Detailed programme

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Road Map on Building a Green Economy for Sustainable Development in Carriacou and petite Martinique, Grenada

13:30-13:50
H.E. Mr. George Prime
Minister of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Grenada
Dr. Ivan Vera, Senior Sustainable Development Officer,
UN-Energy Secretary, UN-DESA
Prof. Daniel Kammen, University of California

Climate Change Impact Priorities and Adaptation Actions in Grenada

13:50-14:10
Mr. Javan Williams, Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Works, Physical Development and Public Utilities, Grenada
Dr. Ivan Vera, Senior Sustainable Development Officer,
UN-Energy Secretary, UN-DESA

Integrating climate change into National Sustainable Development Strategies and plans in Guatemala

14:10-14:30
Dr. Luis Ferrate, Ex-Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala
Lic. Sergio Vega, Planning Advisor, Guatemala
Dr. Alex Guerra, Director, Private Institute for Climate Change Research, Guatemala

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Renewable Energy Use in Isolated Rural Communities in Bolivia

14:30-14:45
Lic. Juan Manuel Gonzales, Director
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Bolivia
Lic. Edgar Terrazas, Manager, ENERGETICA
Lic Gustavo Rodriguez, ENERGETICA

Minimum Electricity Access (Min-E Access) Partnership

14:45-15:00
Prof. Peter Adelmann, University of Applied Sciences Ulm, Germany
Lic. Miguel Fernandez, ENERGEICA
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