ECPA Addresses Climate Science Metrology Challenges in the Caribbean

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Department of Sustainable Development in association with The Bureau of Standards of Jamaica and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States cohosted the “Regional Workshop on Metrology and Technological Challenges of Climate Science and Renewable Energy 2015.” This technical meeting promoted regional and international partnerships and the exchange of approaches and best practices for the expanded utilization of renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency in buildings and climate change traceability. The gathering identified technology and metrology areas where further training would be most beneficial for countries of the Caribbean Region CARIMET. Current and future trends in metrology sciences where analyzed as a means of contributing to the advancement of policies, standards, technology and regulation frameworks.

Public officials of the 14 CARIMET metrological region countries met in Kingston on April 14-15 to receive technical assistance and institutional capacity building for the development of an action plan to improve the region’s technical capacity. The Renewable Energy and Climate Science: Metrology and Technology Challenges in the Americas project seeks to contribute to the advancing deployment of renewable energy technologies and low carbon economic growth in the context of ECPA, and to reduce the region’s potential contribution to climate change, while promoting its overall economic development and energy independence.