Jamaican climate leaders gathered today to discuss the transition from costly fossil fuel imports to clean energy. The event, ‘100% Clean: The Why and How of Jamaica’s Transition from Imported Fossil Fuels to Natural Resources’, hosted by 350.org, is building a bottom-up climate movement to increase accountability of leaders to the impact of climate change on countries’ economies and development prospects, especially small-island developing states (SIDS).
Amongst the expert panellists is Nobel Laureate, Professor Anthony Chen, who described the forum as critical and timely. “The cost of energy storage is falling, and in the future, solar and wind, plus storage, will be able to provide the bulk of our electricity demand”, said Chen. “We must be prepared to grasp the opportunity and not spend time catching up”.