Funding Opportunities

JAMAICA TO RECEIVE US$15 MILLION ENERGY LOAN FROM WORLD BANK

Jamaica’s energy sector and by extension, the entire population is set to receive a boost of US$15 million in loan funding that has been approved by the World Bank to increase energy efficiency within the island. “Given the current crisis in energy worldwide, this World Bank loan program is very well timed. It presents a […]

Gov’t pursuing public sector energy project

KINGSTON — The Government is in discussions with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on financing for a US$13 million energy saving programme for the public sector, projected to start this year. An energy audit has identified potential savings of US$30 million per annum from the project, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley […]

European Investment Bank (EIB)

1.    Multilaterals Sources of Funding Requirements •    Requirement of competitive bidding processes for the granting of exploration and/or operating licenses by the government. •    In-depth (some would say cumbersome) due diligence. •    High transparency and accountability standards. •    Monitoring and reporting obligations. The EIB is the world’s largest public international financial institution. The EIB supports […]

Global Environment Facility

1.    Financing Sustainable Energy Projects Role of the GEF in Financing Sustainable Energy Catalytic – Leveraged more than $15b in co-financing Innovative – Leader in financing new, emerging technologies and practices (e.g., concentrating solar power, solar PV, geothermal, fuel-cell buses, bus rapid transit systems) – Pioneer in supporting market-based approaches (e.g., ESCOs) and innovative financial […]

International Finance Corporation

1.    Carbon Financing Unit The Carbon Finance Unit serves as IFC’s in-house resource for all carbon finance-related issues, providing services directly to buyers and sellers. The Unit leads in the development of new products, and serves as an advisor on a variety of products and services to support private sector participation in the evolving carbon […]

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

1.    Project Financing OPIC is an agency of the United States Government In response to the critical shortfall of private equity capital in developing countries, OPIC provides support for the creation of privately-owned and managed investment funds. These funds make direct equity and equity-related investments in new, expanding or privatizing emerging market companies. OPIC-supported funds […]

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI)/ IDB

1.      Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI) INVESTORS The Inter-American Development Bank is the leading provider of development financing to Latin American and the Caribbean. The IDB is owned by its 48 member countries. The Bank finances its operations by issuing bonds in international capital markets. Since 1962, the Bank has held the highest […]

EXIM BANK

1.    Special loan window for Small & Micro Enterprise (SME) energy loans involving renewable energy projects The EXIM Bank also recently launched a special loan window for Small & Micro Enterprise (SME) energy loans involving renewable energy projects, through which credit is available at 9.75%t interest for Jamaica dollar loans, and starting at 5.63% for […]

ScotiaBank/ Bank of Nova Scotia

1.    Global Energy Solutions (GES) for Energy Derivatives If energy is a significant component of your cost or revenue base, consider using energy derivatives to mitigate your exposure to market price fluctuations affecting energy products. Through our partners at Scotia Capital™, you have access to our Global Energy Solutions (GES) team, which offers a wide […]

Dominica Agricultural, Industrial and Development Bank (“AID Bank”)

1. Energy efficiency projects will benefit from a dedicated USD 1.3 million component. The European Investment Bank (“EIB”) has agreed to provide a USD 10 million line of credit to the Dominica Agricultural, Industrial and Development Bank (“AID Bank”) to ensure continued availability of public and private sector finance during the financial crisis. The European […]

Training Opportunities

Jamaicans Welcome Energy Seminars

MONTEGO BAY — The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) says its energy conservation seminars, being held across the island, have been successful in heightening awareness of topical issues surrounding energy use. The organisation’s Group Chief Technical Director, Dr. Earl Green, who spoke to JIS News at the sixth in the series of discussion sessions held […]

Virgin Islanders offered free energy efficiency workshops

The University of Virgin Islands, through its CELL program, is offering residents the opportunity to learn how to save money and energy in their homes or businesses.  A series of free workshops will help Virgin Islanders take charge of electricity costs by giving them the tools and information they need to conserve energy and make […]

Conducting Energy Audits: Residential and Commercial Facilities

Energy Efficiency Summit Day Presentations –from the ENERGY CARIBBEAN 2011 conference held at the Hilton, Port of Spain, Trinidad had its Energy Efficiency Summit Day on October 3, 2011. This session of the conference focused on strategies to promote energy efficiency, manage energy consumption and reduce the Caribbean’s carbon footprint.   ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Presentation:     […]

Call for applications: 2012 International Climate Protection Fellowships

International Climate Protection Fellowships for prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s fellowship programme promotes prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation in academia or business, government or non-governmental organizations. Up to twenty fellows are funded annually. They will come to […]

Sustainable Land Management for Climate Variability and Climate Change

  OECS Workshop on Climate Finance for Development, February 15-16, 2012, St Lucia:  presentation >> 

Adaptation Challenges in the OECS – Coastal and marine sector issues

  OECS Workshop on Climate Finance for Development, February 15-16, 2012, St Lucia:  presentation >>

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the OECS

  OECS Workshop on Climate Finance for Development, February 15-16, 2012, St Lucia:  presentation >>

Adaptation Challenges in the OECS – Adaptation investment needs

  OECS Workshop on Climate Finance for Development, February 15-16, 2012, St Lucia:  presentation >>

Climate Finance Solutions for Adaptation in OECS

  OECS Workshop on Climate Finance for Development, February 15-16, 2012, St Lucia:  presentation >>

Responding to Climate Change in the Caribbean

  OECS Workshop on Climate Finance for Development, February 15-16, 2012, St Lucia:  presentation >> 

Other Opportunities

Multi-Million Dollar Green Energy Project Earmarked for Saint Lucia

Representatives of Island Green Energy and Elementa, the Canada-based companies spearheading the proposed waste to energy plant at Deglos, rounded a visit here on last Friday.  While here, the visiting parties met with government officials and LUCELEC, to discuss the scope and the requirements for advancing the project. The Government of St. Lucia signed off […]

Carbon market-related business opportunities and developing the strategic framework for realizing them

The Roadmap Is a Guide, Not a Recipe This Roadmap is intended to guide companies from PSOJ in Jamaica and from CAIC in Trinidad & Tobago in identifying carbon market-related business opportunities and developing the strategic framework for realizing them; it is not intended be a“cookbook” approach for implementation. • There is no single “strategy” […]

Barbados chosen for climate change project

  Barbados is the only country in the Western Hemisphere chosen to participate in a global project aimed at increasing the capacity of seven countries “to respond to climate-sensitive health risks”. Known as the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Project on Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health, it is slated to kick off next […]

CARILEC-REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST || Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Region: Caribbean Project Name: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project for CARILEC Sector: Energy Technical Cooperation/ Grant No.: ATN-OC-11496-RG Project No. RG-T1639 Contract/Bid No.: COMP4-2 The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the Energy Efficiency […]

CDKN Global Research Call Announcement: Climate Compatible Development

Second international research call on climate compatible development The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports developing countries to respond to the challenges posed by climate change and to deliver climate-compatible development. CDKN offers advice and technical assistance, cutting-edge research, strategic knowledge sharing and partnership building.  Within the research stream, CDKN makes periodic global research […]

Caribbean Regional Writeshop to Support Developing Country Publications on Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and UWI-CERMES are calling for applications from young scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and others from the Caribbean who are working in the field of climate change and disaster risk reduction to participate in a Writeshop from 24-28 October 2011 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The […]

Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Sustainable Development & Affordable Housing

THE NATIONAL Housing Trust (NHT) has established a special journalism award for excellence in reporting on Sustainable Development and Affordable Housing. Making the announcement during a round-table discussion held at the NHT’s New Kingston offices on Wednesday, Cecile Watson, the company’s managing director, said the award, valued at $300,000, is in collaboration with the Press Association […]

Caribbean and Pacific islands working closely together on climate change response

Even more than before, small island developing states in the Caribbean and in the Pacific will be working together on climate change actions and issues: Vulnerable islands in the region can now work more closely with the Pacific islands to address climate risks, based on a recently inked agreement between the Caribbean Community Climate Change […]

International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in Germany, is offering fellowships for prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation. Find out more information at the Foundation’s website. The closing date for applications is December 15, 2011. The fellowship commences September 1, 2012.  

VACANCY: Manager, Oil and Gas

A major player in the Energy Sector invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for appointment to the position of Manager, Oil and Gas   The Position Reporting to the C.E.O., the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing, advising, negotiating, developing, implementing and monitoring all activities related to the exploration of oil and gas within […]