Business and Environment (Kansai Research Centre)

Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Development in Asia-Pacific Island Nations

A training programme to support renewable energy development in Asia – Pacific island nations took place on 8 – 12 February in Tokyo, Japan. It was jointly organised by Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOEJ) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and facilitated by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Representatives from 10 island nations (Cook Islands, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) participated in the training.

The training programme focused on exchanging knowledge and information on policy, regulatory, institutional and financial aspects for enabling the energy transition to renewable energy in islands. It included in-door training sessions and lectures, given by distinguished speakers from MOEJ, IRENA, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), JCM project developer, Green Climate Fund (GCF), consultant, etc. It also included site visits to Japanese companies where representatives from island nations had the opportunity to interact directly with Japanese technologies suppliers to discuss and enhance their awareness on Japan’s cutting edge low-carbon technologies.

Date 8-12 February 2016
Venue Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Organisers Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOEJ)
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Secretariat Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

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