Brussels event: Sustainable energy best practices and challenges – an OCT perspective

Brussels event: Sustainable energy best practices and challenges – an OCT perspective

European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the annual highlight of the EU intensive work on sustainable energy.

Sustainable energy has been on the forefront of innovation at EU Overseas Countries and Territories, and countries like Aruba, with Prime Minister Mike Eman, have taken a global lead on implementing innovative practices in renewable energy, energy storage and sustainable development.

At the EUSEW 2015  ‘Sustainable Energy Roadmap for OCT’s’ was signed. On Tuesday, 14 June 2016 (16.00 – 17.30) a key conference will take place at the European Commission to build upon this last year’s success. In order to assess the progress since the signature of the Sustainable Energy Roadmap for OCT’s and agree on next steps to accelerate the renewable energy transition.

The conference will provide a better understanding of the assets that OCTs represent for the EU in relation to renewable energy, in terms of open laboratories – but also grid stability, energy storage and stand-alone systems – at a time when the EU Member States are starting to realize some of the technological challenges that the EU’s Energy Framework will represent for their infrastructure, as the share of renewable energy is increased.

In addition, the event will present initiative to build on the partnership between OCTA (Overseas Countries and Territories Association) and IRENA, to get the best value for money from the financial support of those EU Member States that would like to support OCTs in the implementation of their roadmap and the transition to sustainable energy in OCTs

The Conference takes place on Tuesday 14 June (16.00 – 17.30), the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building, Mansholt Room.

Speakers:

Mike EMAN
Prime Miniser of Aruba and OCTA Chair

José María FIGUERES OLSEN
President of Carbon War Room

Mala HØY KÚKO
Minister for Nature, Environment and Justice of Greenland

Elizabeth PRESS
Director, Planning and Programme Support at IRENA

Kees RADE
Ambassador for Sustainable Development

Marjeta JAGER
European Commission, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development

 

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