Barbados Declaration on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in
Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
On the second day of the SIDS High-Level Conference on Sustainable Development for All (SE4ALL), which convened in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 7-8 May 2012, delegates from the three SIDS regions - the Pacific, Caribbean and Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) - unanimously adopted the Barbados Declaration.
The Barbados Declaration addresses challenges, opportunities, commitments and initiatives on sustainable energy in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and includes an Annex of voluntary commitments by these Member States.
We, the Ministers and other Heads of Delegation of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) present at the Ministerial Conference on “Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS – Challenges, Opportunities, Commitments” in Bridgetown, Barbados 7-8 May 2012,
- Reaffirm that the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) and the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation (MSI) remain the essential blueprints for addressing the sustainable development needs of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In this regard, SIDS remain fully committed to ensuring the full and effective implementation of the BPOA and the MSI and we urge our development partners to provide, in a timely and predictable manner, financial and technical support to ensure the successful implementation of the BPOA and MSI. (agreed)
- Reaffirm United Nations General Assembly resolution 65/151 of 20 December 2010 which, inter alia declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. (agreed)
- 3. Emphasize that achieving sustainable energy for all in SIDS includes providing all households with access to modern and affordable renewable energy services, while eradicating poverty, safeguarding the environment and providing new opportunities for sustainable development and economic growth. (agreed)
Voluntary Commitments by SIDS aimed at promoting Transformational Activities
in the Areas of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Access and
in the Context of Sustainable