The creation of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre (CCREEE) is closely linked with the Energy Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat, the Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK), as well as the creation of a wider network of regional sustainable energy centres for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Africa, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.
In recent years, the CARICOM Secretariat has taken major steps to mainstream renewable energy and energy efficiency into its regional policies, programs and activities. The experience of other regions has shown that regional cooperation can be a useful tool to facilitate the creation of sustainable energy investments, markets and industries.
In April 2008, at the background of the record oil price spike, the CARICOM Secretariat commenced the Energy Programme as one of the programmes within the Directorate of Trade and Economic Integration. The Energy Programme was assigned the responsibility of implementing a programmatic approach to energy sector developments in the Region. This established a departure from the traditional "project approach" and aims to facilitate greater responsiveness in carrying out the Community’s energy related mandates as well as fostering a harmonized approach to the region's energy issues.
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