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The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recognizes that energy plays a major role in the diversification of the country's economy and in the pursuit of poverty reduction.
River flows are threatened by deforestation, variation of annual precipitation caused by climate change and competing uses, like fresh water supply and irrigation. Alternative energy and adaptation of resources will be key to sustainable livelihoods in the face of climate change, felt acutely in the islands' region.
This policy document provides a rationale for a National Energy Policy in SVG and details the guiding principles, policies and goals for various sectors.