Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) has signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be the lead energy partner in the co-development of state-of-the-art, tailored climate information and services for the energy sector in CARICO
Caption: Dr. David Farrell (left) and Dr. Gary Jackson (right) at the historic signing
The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) has signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be the lead energy partner in the co-development of state-of-the-art, tailored climate information and services for the energy sector in CARICOM Member States.
The Centre signed on to the agreement which first went into force in 2016, making the Caribbean the first region globally to officially create and implement a commitment between climate-sensitive sectors and a climate services provider to build climate resilience at regional and national levels.
The CCREEE joins other regional agencies and institutions representing Caribbean climate sensitive sectors on the Consortium of Regional Sectoral Early Warning Information Systems Across Climate Timescales (EWISACTs) Coordination Partners. Dr. David Farrell, Principal of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), which is spearheading the multi-sector climate partnership presented the LoA for signing to Dr. Gary Jackson, Executive Director of the CCREEE at the CIMH Campus on October 7, 2020.
The Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute, the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Public Health Agency have already signed the LoA to continue their participation on the Consortium. In the coming weeks, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association are all expected to renew their commitment by signing.
Climate early warning information better positions all climate sensitive sectors to become more resilient to extreme climate events while enhancing various aspects of their operations. Consortium partners have co-developed a Regional Roadmap and Plan of Action to guide the development of innovative new climate information products and tools over the next decade.
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