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Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in Built Environment Training and Research in the Caribbean (CarEnTrain Project)
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine is the beneficiary of a European Community financed grant for the ACP EDULINK project titled Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in Built Environment Training and Research in the Caribbean (CarEnTrain), a project managed by the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM) at UWI. The project is being executed with project partners University of Guyana, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, University of Technology (Jamaica) and University of Antwerp and associates University of Amsterdam, CanadianInstitute of Planners and United Nations Human Settlement Programme.
The overall objective of the Action is toimprove energy security in Caribbean countries and mitigate Climate Change by reducing the consumption of energy resulting from urban sprawl and inefficient transportation systems, and improving energy efficiency of buildings. Aimed at tertiary level students and teachers; practicing professionals and public policy makers in Urban Management and the Built Environment and administrative staff at Universities, the project seeks to mainstream energy efficiency in relationship to sustainable economic development and Climate Change into existing curricula and Continuing Professional Development programmes in Urban and Transportation Planning, Engineering and Architecture of Caribbean Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and increase inter-institutional networking and regional capacity in energy and the built environment.
At the University of Guyana, the CarEnTrain Project is being implemented via the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences and guided by a Campus Coordinating Committee. Further information on CNULM and the CarEnTrain project can be found on the website http://bluespacecaribbean.com/projects-main/carentrain/