Regional Approaches To Supporting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Implementation And Enhancement: Lessons Learned From The Caribbean And The Pacific

Island countries in the Caribbean and the Pacific have placed a high importance on implementing and expanding their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). In both areas, regional initiatives have recently been set up to offer countries support in achieving these goals – the NDC Finance Initiative in the Caribbean, and the Pacific NDC Hub in the Pacific. This panel will include representatives from both hubs, as well as government representatives from each region. Panelists will explore what countries need from such initiatives and how each of the regional initiatives is approaching supporting the countries.

Speakers

Kristin Deason

Caribbean Representative, Green Growth Planning and Implementation, GGGI

Kristin Deason, Ph.D, is the lead representative in the Caribbean for the Global Green Growth Institute. She is based in St. Lucia at the headquarters of the OECS, GGGI’s partner in the region. Dr. Deason previously served in Fiji as GGGI’s Senior Regional Officer for the Pacific program at GGGI, where she developed projects related to renewable energy, green entrepreneurship, and NDC planning and implementation.

Prior to joining GGGI, she worked on renewable energy projects with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the U.S. Army and Navy, ARPA-E, and the governments of Germany and the EU. She holds a Ph.D in Energy and Environmental Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Kristin Deason

Caribbean Representative, Green Growth Planning and Implementation, GGGI

Vincent Guinaudeau

Senior Green Investment Specialist

Vincent is a senior green investment specialist at GGGI and he is part of the Pacific NDC Hub’s Implementation Unit.
Vincent has a vast international experience in developing and financing mitigation and adaptation projects to support NDC implementation – with both private and public institutions and using a full range of financial instruments.
Before working within the Pacific NDC Hub, Vincent worked for a US investment bank (Morgan Stanley), for the UK Green Investment Group (financing large renewable energy projects) and for GGGI in Rwanda, covering several African countries.
Vincent graduated in Economics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan (France) and holds a Master’s Degree in corporate finance from Sciences Po Paris (France).

Panel: Regional Approaches to Supporting NDC Implementation and Enhancement: Lessons Learned from the Caribbean and the Pacific

Vincent Guinaudeau

Senior Green Investment Specialist

Crispin d'Auvergne

Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Coordinator (OECS)

Experienced Risk Management Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Sustainable Development, Environmental Issues, Government, Natural Resources, and Biodiversity. Strong program and project management professional with a MSc focused in Climate Change from University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
Crispin d’Auvergne

Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Coordinator (OECS)

Nilesh Prakash

Head of Climate Change & International Cooperation, Government of the Republic of Fiji

Nilesh Prakash

Head of Climate Change & International Cooperation, Government of the Republic of Fiji

Annette Leo

ANNETTE LEO

Partner

Global Green Growth Institute

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 33 partner countries with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. More on GGGI’s events, projects and publications can be found in our website.

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance between countries and territories in the Eastern Caribbean. It also performs the role of spreading responsibility and liability in the event of natural disaster.OECS currently has eleven members which together form a continuous archipelago across the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands. The membership of OECS is comprised of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Monserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique are also associate members of OECS.