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Friday 15 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), is conducting a week-long training workshop on–Energy Data and Policy Mechanisms to Support Implementation of Renewable Energy Targets–at its Suva Regional office in Fiji.
In 2013, the Pacific leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a sustainable future through the adoption of national renewable energy and energy efficiency targets as outlined in the Majuro Declaration on Climate Leadership.
While these commitments are encouraging, for countries to succeed in achieving them, much rests on collaborative efforts made today. Achieving renewable energy targets, for instance, requires immense capital and resources: a challenge to most of the Pacific Islands. Access to up-to-date, accurate and appropriate data is also of critical importance.
The training is timely in overcoming the constraints Pacific Island governments face in achieving renewable energy targets, says SPC’s Economic Development Division Director, John Hogan.