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SIDS’ financing challenges highlighted

May 30, 2023

Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kerrie Symmonds wants the implementation and execution of renewable energy projects in small island developing states (SIDS) expedited.

He told the opening of a high level energy conference that SIDS must see and experience the transition of the renewable energy era as the world is at a tipping point.

The meeting, which opened this morning at the Barbados Hilton, is co-hosted by the Government of Barbados, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) through the SIDS Lighthouses initiative.

Minister Symmonds also highlighted the issue of financing for SIDS.

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