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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Small Island Developing States

At home at HAW’s Bergedorf campus, the research and transfer centre “Applications of Life Sciences“ (FTZ-ALS) of HAW Hamburg will be hosting the specialist seminar “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Small Island Developing States and beyond”, thus addressing one of the focal themes of the Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Island States Strongly Affected By Global Warming

COP21 calls the United Nations member states to send their national CO2 reduction targets for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Even if they contribute minimally to global CO2 emissions, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will be affected strongly by global warming and set a good example: The first submission came from the Pacific Marshall Islands, Fiji and Mauritius.

The Seminar “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Small Island Developing States and beyond” presents current needs of small island states on their way to a secure energy supply and energy independence. Its key note speaker from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will highlight key political and economic aspects that affect successful introduction of efficient, green technologies in island states.

Mauritius and Fiji Provide Insight Into Chances and Risks

Experts from Mauritius and Fiji provide distinctive insights into the potential, but also specific challenges for the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in their home countries. From a business perspective, the final speaker presents practical examples of successful technology transfer projects in developing countries.

Held in English, the seminar will take place in the framework of the EU project L³EAP at the innovation campus der of the Hamburg Chamber of Congress on Monday, 7 December, from 6 to 8 p.m. The acronym L³EAP stands for “LifeLong Learning for Energy Security, Access and Efficiency in African and Pacific Small Island Developing States“.

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