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Talks to reduce fuel imports

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, May 06, 2013

ENERGY and climate change professionals from around the Pacific will convene at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi today to finalise the institutional development of small island developing states sustainable energy initiative.

The mechanism was established in 2009 to catalyse the transformation of the energy sector of small islands, to increase energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate resources for investment in climate change adaptation.

The initiative will aim to address the serious increase in fossil fuel imports by Pacific island countries, which totaled $F2.3billion ($US1.3b) last year, by encouraging the use of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency.

The four-day meet is expected to be opened by the Minister for Public Utilities, Works and Transport, Colonel Timoci Natuva.

The energy initiative is funded by a $F25.4million ($US14.5m) grant from the Denmark government under a partnership with the UNDP and The World Bank's Energy Sector Management Programme.

It is designed to aid small islands transition to low carbon economies through development of renewable energy sources and promotion of greater energy efficiency and conservation.

The Japanese Government has pledged $F26.4m ($US15m) towards the program.


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