CARICOM to study sustainable development during Energy Week

The Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, on Monday begins celebrating “Energy Week,” an annual event in which the 15 member states will study measures to strengthen the regional economy through sustainable development.

The planned events, which end on Nov. 22, are expected to “increase awareness” of climate and economic resilience in the region, CARICOM said in a statement posted on its Web site.

Energy Week is aimed at increasing awareness, creating a platform for useful dialogue and influencing actions at all levels toward the desired transformation in relation to the community’s energy future,” CARICOM said.

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, will officially launch the week-long series of events on Monday.

This year’s theme is “Achieving Climate and Economic Resilience through Sustainable Development.”

In 2011, CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development agreed to hold this annual event.

CARICOM’s members are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. EFE


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