UK welcomes applications for projects that support Clean Growth in SVG

Press release by British High Commission

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is providing opportunities to support clean growth projects in the Caribbean. Clean Growth encompasses work that will aid in growing a country’s national income, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. 

Applications are welcomed in support of clean growth projects that fall within the following categories: 

  1. Renewable energy

Including:

  • production
  • transmission
  • appliances and products
  • Energy efficiency

Including:

  • new and refurbished buildings
  • energy storage
  • district heating
  • smart grids
  • appliances and products
  • Pollution prevention and control

Including:

  • reduction of air emissions
  • greenhouse gas control
  • soil remediation
  • waste prevention
  • waste reduction
  • waste recycling
  • energy/emission efficient waste to energy
  • Environmentally sustainable management of living natural resources and land use

Including:

  • environmentally sustainable agriculture
  • environmentally sustainable animal husbandry
  • climate smart farm inputs, such as, biological crop protection or drip-irrigation
  • environmentally sustainable fishery and aquaculture
  • environmentally sustainable forestry, including afforestation or reforestation
  • preservation or restoration of natural landscapes
  • Terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity conservation

Including:

  • the protection of coastal, marine and watershed environments
  • Clean transportation

Including:

  • electric, hybrid, public, rail, non-motorised, multi-modal transportation
  • infrastructure for clean energy vehicles
  • reduction of harmful emissions
  • Sustainable water and wastewater management

Including:

  • sustainable infrastructure for clean and/or drinking water
  • wastewater treatment
  • sustainable urban drainage systems
  • river training and other forms of flooding mitigation
  • Climate change adaptation

Including:

  • information support systems, such as climate observation and early warning systems
  • Eco-efficient and/or circular economy adapted products, production technologies and processes

Including:

  • development and introduction of environmentally sustainable products, with an eco-label or environmental certification
  • resource-efficient packaging and distribution 
  • Green buildings

Including:

  • buildings that meet regional, national or internationally recognised standards or certifications.

To discuss eligibility for UKEF support, please direct your enquiries to the Department for International Trade, British High Commission Bridgetown Barbados, via the email address: commercial.bridgetown@fco.gov.uk

To find out more about UKEF’s Direct Lending Facility, click here.

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