Georgetown, Guyana- CARICOM Energy Month (CEM), will be launched 2 November, in Brades, Montserrat, with a focus on empowering youths for a sustainable energy future. The launch includes a symposium featuring a panel discussion on geothermal energy, energy conservation measures and electric vehicles.
The Month is observed in November each year. It serves to increase awareness of energy matters in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and celebrate the strides the Community has made to transition to a clean energy pathway. The Month of activities evolved from CARICOM Energy Week (CEW) which was established in 2011. Since its inauguration in 2016, CEM has become the seminal event on the calendar of energy stakeholders including academia, policy-makers, the private sector, youth, and development partners.
The ultimate goal is to achieve long-term, lasting behavioral changes. A wide cross-section of society and stakeholders will be engaged to ensure that individuals and organizations understand the impacts of, and take action to respond to critical energy issues.