The Accelerator exists to catalyse and accelerate priority initiatives towards a “climate-smart” zone - it will do so by identifying and uniting commitments to building a more sustainable and resilient future for island nations through collaboration between national governments, regional and international institutions as well as public and private sector organisations.
The Accelerator will not duplicate existing efforts; it will serve to facilitate and share knowledge, helping to fast-track existing projects and catalyse innovative partnerships between countries and organisations.
We are always keen to hear about innovative projects that are helping the Caribbean become the world’s first climate-smart zone. To offer an understanding of the types of projects & suppliers that we will seek to work with, please see below.
We work within 5 key focus areas:
Resilient Infrastructure & Smart Cities
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Electric Vehicle Fleets
Oceans & Agriculture: the Blue Economy and the Green Economy
We will seek projects that are the best fit with our strategic goals. Projects that:
Encourage multi-country implementation, communication and information sharing
Use a blended finance or innovative finance model
Provide permanent solutions to climate challenges
Offer significant job creation or employment opportunities
Incorporate one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals
In addition, we will also take in to account:
Envisaged benefits for social, environmental and economic situation of the recipient country or region
Levels of stakeholder commitment & local priority
Innovation of the project
Growth potential and scalability
Operational, logistical and practical manageability
CCSA maintains a supplier roster of organizations that provide climate-smart products and services and can add value to the Accelerator’s projects and operations.
The roster is a vetted list of organizations and differs from the supplier database, which includes all entities on our radar, including those not approved as suppliers.
If you are a supplier of who fits this criteria and would like to be added to our roster, please fill in our Supplier Roster Form HERE.
Membership on the supplier roster is subject to CCSA approval and due diligence searches.