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Caribbean tourism industry puts renewable energy in its sights

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The Caribbean tourism sector – pushed by its hotel industry – has launched a 24-month project to move towards energy efficiency.

The Caribbean tourism sector – pushed by its hotel industry – has launched a 24-month project to move towards energy efficiency.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) – through its environmental arm, the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) – are launching a $2 million effort to implement energy efficient practices and help hotels generate renewable energy.

The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action Program (CHENACT) is using Barbados as a case study, complete with detailed energy audits that may render a better understanding of energy consumption patterns among Caribbean hotels, according to a press release.

CHENACT was the brainchild of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which is contributing $1 million. The remainder of the budget is coming from a number of participating agencies and the government of Barbados.

Other agencies include:

The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).
The Centre for Development Enterprise (CDE) based in Brussels.
The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) through the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI).
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP)
The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria Partnership, a coalition of 27 organizations, last fall issued criteria for sustainable tourism.

The guidelines focus on four areas: maximizing tourism’s social and economic benefits to local communities; reducing negative impacts on cultural heritage; reducing harm to local environments; and planning for sustainability.