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PM Briceno visits Germany

Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño is in Germany as Vice President of the Small Island Developing States DOCK Initiative.  PM Briceno is paying particular focus on ways for the region to manage sargassum climate change phenomenon, which has had widespread impact on tourism. The PM adds that productive ways to use sargassum and manage waste to help transform and meet energy needs in the small island developing states including Belize. He met with Martin Lugmayr, Sustainable Energy Expert from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and executives from Variodin AG, a German company that specializes in renewable energy, to discuss the future of renewable energy in Belize.  To address this urgent concern, the Prime Minister has been leading a delegation of technical experts to Berlin, Germany, to explore modern technologies and cooperation opportunities in the fields of waste management and renewable energy. The delegation met with Variodin AG to explore technological solutions in managing waste, particularly, sargassum. The mission allowed the delegation to better understand the waste-to-energy technology involved with converting sargassum seaweed into an energy mix capable of contributing to the country’s power grid. During his visit to Berlin, the Prime Minister also met with several German Federal Government officials to discuss cooperation opportunities and climate-related priorities into the run up of COP27 in Egypt.