SIDS DOCK is an institutional mechanism established to facilitate the development of a sustainable energy economy within the small island developing states. SIDS DOCK development is being jointly coordinated by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), with oversight from a Steering Committee compr i s ed pr ima r i ly of AOSIS Ambassadors to the United Nations and technical experts. SIDS DOCK held its inaugural National Coordinators Meeting on July 27-28, 2011 at UN Headquarters in New York.
The ultimate goal of SIDS DOCK is to increase energy efficiency by 25 percent (2005 baseline) and to generate a minimum of 50 percent of electric power from renewable sources and a 20-30 percent decrease in conventional transportation fuel use by 2033,
SIDS DOCK has four principal functions:
1. Assisting SIDS with developing a sustainable energy sector, increasing energy efficiency and development of renewable energy resources;
2. Providing a vehicle for mobilizing financial and technical resources to catalyze clean economic growth;
3. Provide SIDS with a mechanism for connecting with the global carbon market and taking advantage of the resource transfer possibilities that will be afforded; and
4. A mechanism to help SIDS generate the financial resources to invest in climate change adaptation.