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EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific

The Pacific islands are victims of the adverse effects of climate change where rising sea levels have an impact upon every aspect of citizens' lives and hamper economic development. The difficulties they face are exacerbated by extremely high fossil fuel costs due to their isolated location and by the lack of access to electricity in outer islands.
In this context, several projects were launched and became the first fruits of the EU-NZ Energy Partnership for the Pacific, an outcome of the Pacific Energy Summit, held in Auckland in March 2013. Its aim was to move Pacific nations closer to achieving 50% of their electricity from renewable means. Around €400 million were secured for Pacific energy projects.
In this context, several projects were launched and became the first fruits of the EU-NZ Energy Partnership for the Pacific, an outcome of the Pacific Energy Summit, held in Auckland in March 2013. Its aim was to move Pacific nations closer to achieving 50% of their electricity from renewable means. Around €400 million were secured for Pacific energy projects.
Providing clean and efficient modern energy, is an important step on the Pacific's way to sustainable development. Currently, the Pacific region meets around 80% of its energy needs from imported fossil fuels. This considerably affects health, education and trade opportunities in the region. The Partnership helps to reduce the Pacific's dependence on fossil fuels, thus generating savings.
For the European Union, the Energy Partnership for the Pacific is a concrete proof of its commitment to the UN's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). Through this initiative, the EU has committed to help developing countries provide 500 million people with access to sustainable energy services by 2030.
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Rarotonga, Cook Islands during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 27/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Te Aponga Uira Power Station in Rarotonga, Cook Islands during a joint Pacific Energy ...
Reference: P-025565
Date: 27/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Photovoltaic panels on the roof of the office of Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
Reference: P-025565
Date: 27/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
An explanatory panel about solar Office of the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
Reference: P-025565
Date: 27/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Roadworks in Rarotonga, Cook Islands during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 27/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Roadworks in Rarotonga, Cook Islands during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 27/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Market scene in Rarotonga, Cook Islands during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Ronton Power Plant, a diesel generated power supply for Kiritimati Island, Kiribati
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Inside the Ronton Power Plant, a diesel generated power supply for Kiritimati Island, ...
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Inside the Ronton Power Plant, a diesel generated power supply for Kiritimati Island, ...
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Inside the Ronton Power Plant, a diesel generated power supply for Kiritimati Island, ...
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Scenes around Kiritimati Island, Kiribati during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Scenes around Kiritimati Island, Kiribati during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Scenes around Kiritimati Island, Kiribati during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
A motorcycle registered in Kiribati
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Scenes around Kiritimati Island, during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Seaside Pollution
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Scenes around Kiritimati Island, during a joint Pacific Energy Mission
Reference: P-025565
Date: 26/04/2014
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