Overall Objective

GGGI is supporting the transition to a climate resilient and sustainable energy sector in the Eastern Caribbean States through a joint program with the Organisation of Eastern States (OECS).

Contact
Kristin Deason

Caribbean Representative

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

NDC Partnership  

Green Climate Fund 

Qatar Fund for Development 

Implementation Partner

Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States Commission 

Youth Climate Lab 

Saint Lucia National Utilities Regulatory Commission 

BOOST Inc – Saint Lucia  

Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority – Antigua  

Small Business Development Centre – St Kitts  

Dominica Export Import Agency – Dominica  

Grenada Industrial Development Corporation – Grenada  

Centre for Enterprise Development Inc – St Vincent  

Government Counterpart

OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States)

OECS Commission Secretariat, Castries, Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

Department of Sustainable Development

Department of Economic Development, Transport, and Civil Aviation

Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport

Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs

Antigua & Barbuda

Department of Environment

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Grenada

Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Climate Resilience & the Environment

Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, Physical Development, Public Utilities and Energy

Dominica

Ministry of Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy

Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica

Ministry of Trade, Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Business, and Export Development

Saint Kitts & Nevis

Ministry of ICT, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment and Talent Development

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development and Information Technology

Context

As small island developing states, the eleven member countries of the OECS are particularly vulnerable to climate change, especially extreme weather events like hurricanes, which have caused catastrophic damage to several countries in the Caribbean region in recent years.  The member states of the OECS are also highly dependent on imported fossil fuels, and face high costs related to its use.  For these reasons, the six independent member states of the OECS (Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines), were among the first in ratifying the Paris Agreement. The countries have since established ambitious nationally determined contribution (NDC) goals, and have taken significant steps in implementing these goals, particularly in the area climate smart resilient growth for the energy sector.

GGGI and OECS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) February 2018, agreeing to work together to assist OECS member countries in achieving their NDC targets by strengthening green growth planning and increasing climate finance, especially in the energy sector.  In 2018, GGGI conducted in-depth consultations with OECS team and key government stakeholders to define the scope of work and to officially establish a GGGI presence in OECS HQ in St. Lucia.  In May of 2019, the GGGI office was officially opened, located at OECS headquarters in St. Lucia.  GGGI and OECS are now working together on a joint program to improve regulatory and fiscal policy frameworks at regional and country levels to increase private sector participation and investments in resilient energy, and to improve the capacity of OECS and country governments to identify and develop energy resilience opportunities and projects.

News

News • February 28, 2022

Call for Applications! Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Accelerator: Interest-free Loan Programme

Applications are now open for the Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Interest-Free Loan Programme. The interest-free loan facility will be a feature of the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Accelerator Programme. The goal of the accelerator programme is to contribute to the growth of green business resulting in the creation of green jobs and improved livelihoods for […]

News • February 3, 2022

OECS Hosts Council of Ministers Environmental Sustainability Meeting with the Director-General of GGGI

On Friday, January 28, 2022, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission hosted a Council of Ministers Environmental Sustainability Meeting with the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Dr. Frank Rijsberman. In his welcome address to meeting participants, OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules welcomed Dr. Rijsberman to the Commission and expressed […]

News • December 2, 2021

Twenty Startups from the OECS region are participating in the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative!

Startup entrepreneurs from the OECS region are participating in the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Greenpreneurs Incubator Programme.  This business support programme is aimed at creating green jobs through environmentally and socially driven enterprises and entrepreneurs. OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules, in his remarks at the orientation session for the first cohort of the […]

News • August 19, 2021

Applications Open for the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative

August 19, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is now accepting applications for the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, aimed to foster the development of green entrepreneurs and businesses in the Eastern Caribbean. The Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative is a 3-year project funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and implemented […]

News • August 3, 2021

EASTERN CARIBBEAN GREENPRENEURS INCUBATOR PROGRAM: APPLICATION OPEN; CALL FOR MENTORS

Thursday, July 27, 2021 — Entrepreneurial start-ups and early-stage enterprises with a green business idea or venture can now apply to participate in the Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Incubator Program which was launched on July 27 by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the OECS. Teams or individual entrepreneurs with a green business […]

News • May 4, 2021

Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure

In partnership with Members and peers, GGGI has developed a flexible model and service offering to stimulate Green and Resilient Recovery based on international best practices and insights.   Click here to download WEB version. Click here to download PRINT version.

News • April 22, 2021

Establishment and Operationalization of National Financing Vehicle to Support Dominica’s National Green and Climate-Resilient Frameworks

In late 2020, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved the disbursement of US$286,329 for the implementation of the Readiness & Preparatory Support proposal titled Establishment and Operationalization of National Financing Vehicle in Dominica. The Readiness project was designed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Planning, Resilience, Sustainable Development, Telecommunications and Broadcasting, with support from the […]

News • December 17, 2020

Five years since the Paris Agreement: The race to net zero is on

Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth Institute   In the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are both challenges and opportunities in ensuring that COP26, a UN climate change summit, builds confidence in the Paris Agreement as an effective tool to avoid climate […]

News • December 14, 2020

QFFD and GGGI conclude agreements on four projects to support climate resilience and COVID19 recovery in the Pacific, Eastern Caribbean, and West African regions

Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 10, 2020) Building on a global MoU signed earlier this year, QFFD and GGGI concluded a 3-year agreement totaling USD 9.85 million to support four projects: Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network, Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati, and Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart […]

News • September 4, 2020

GGGI supports revision of Saint Lucia’s NDC

SAINT LUCIA, Caribbean – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an international, intergovernmental organization, is working closely with the government of Saint Lucia and project partners Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Climate Analytics, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), on the Climate Action Enhancement project, funded by the NDC Partnership.  The project is aimed […]

News • August 27, 2020

GGGI supports NDC Enhancement and Fast-Tracking in the Caribbean

SEOUL, Republic of Korea / Caribbean – In collaboration with the NDC Partnership and partners to the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP), GGGI is supporting governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Saint Lucia in the enhancement and fast-tracking of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). On August 24, GGGI Caribbean Regional Representative Kristin Deason and other […]

News • November 21, 2019

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) joins GGGI as its 34th Member and 1st Regional Integration Member

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Today, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) became the 34th Member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) after formally submitting its Instrument of Accession. The OECS is also the first regional integration organisation to become a member of GGGI. Since the establishment of the GGGI Caribbean office in 2019, located […]

News • October 23, 2019

GGGI and OECS to Hold Panel Discussion on Regional Climate Change Support Mechanisms as Part of Virtual Island Summit

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean  States (OECS), in cooperation with Island Innovation, are hosting an online panel discussion on regional initiatives that support island states in setting and achieving climate change goals on October 24, 2019. The general public is invited to attend. Registration is available at this […]

News • May 31, 2019

GGGI Establishes New Office in the Caribbean

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has opened a new office in Castries, St. Lucia, to strengthen support for its work to further promote green growth in the Caribbean region and expand its partnership with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). GGGI and OECS previously signed a memorandum of understanding […]

Projects

Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Caribbean region (CAR02) Green growth governance – Support for OECS policy analysis on energy resilience
Start Date Q2 20190814
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 125,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Reports

Green and Blue Economy Synergy – Concepts and Methods for the OECS Green-Blue Growth Index Eastern Caribbean  • GGIndex  • Blue Economy  • Caribbean  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green and Blue Economy Synergy – Concepts and Methods for the OECS Green-Blue Growth Index

Eastern Caribbean  • GGIndex  • Blue Economy  • Caribbean  • Cross Cutting  • Green Growth Index  • Green-Blue Index

Fossil Fuel Subsidy and Taxation Reform Scenarios Modelling for Saint Lucia Caribbean  • Saint Lucia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Fossil Fuel Subsidy and Taxation Reform Scenarios Modelling for Saint Lucia

Caribbean  • Saint Lucia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Finance

Saint Lucia’s NDC Financing Strategy Caribbean  • Saint Lucia  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Climate Finance
Report
Saint Lucia’s NDC Financing Strategy

Caribbean  • Saint Lucia  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Climate Finance

Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies Technical Report  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean
Report
Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies

Technical Report  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Saint Lucia  • Cambodia  • Climate action  • Rwanda  • Guyana  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu  • Green Jobs  • Green recovery  • green growth  • green jobs  • renewable energy  • sustainable development

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • India  • Rwanda
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • Qatar  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Colombia
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Climate action  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Cambodia  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • Uganda  • #greengrowth  • México  • Cross Cutting  • NDC  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Mongolia  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Nepal  • Guyana  • Costa Rica  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Hungary  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia
Report
GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS

Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia  • México  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Kiribati
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • UAE  • Guyana  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Hungary  • Rwanda  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Fiji  • United Arab Emirates  • Jordan  • Viet Nam  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Tonga  • Ethiopia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Kristin Deason

Caribbean Representative