Gender has always been a major consideration in the Energy Sector of the Pacific Islands. In the 1990’s, a Pacific Energy Gender Network was coordinated through the Regional Energy Programme hosted by the then SOPAC. Due to funding constraints and staff turnover, the network has been dormant over the years. However, the importance of women and children participating as equal partners on matters and decisions in the energy sector have not been lost. Development partners and PICs have continued to take gender into account in designing and implementing energy projects in the region. 

Nuku'alofa, Tonga 26th June, 2018 - A three-day training workshop on Tonga’s Energy Efficiency Master Plan (TEEMP) began at Nuku’alofa yesterday.  In opening the workshop, Solomone Fifita, Manager of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) stated that “The  Master Plan must be realistic, practical and affordable. It must make a difference and its impacts should be measurable otherwise it will become just another document and plan. The recent UN review meeting on the SAMOA Pathway noted the slow progress on sustainable energy in the region.

His Majesty King Tupou VI is a true champion for sustainable energy.  He is the key driver for his country’s transformation to an economy that is driven by renewable energy and energy efficiency. While visiting a joint Department of Energy and PCREEE display at the Ha’apai Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show at Pangai on 23rd June, he emphasized to staff of their duty to look after the welfare and livelihoods of the people in the outer islands and remote communities.

30th May, 2018 Nuku’alofa, Tonga -- In its continuous effort to improve energy efficiency in the maritime transport sector, the Pacific Community’s Green Pacific Port Initiative is supporting member countries to make its port facilities “greener”. 

The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) was represented by its Private Sector Expert (Mr Peceli Nakavulevu) in the recent International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – UNDP – GEF Assistance Project “Capacity Building Seminar on Low Emissions Aviation Measures” where he contributed in presenting a paper on Renewable Energy Development in the region. The Seminar was held in Fiji on from 23– 24 May 2018.


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