Savai'i Hydro: Overcoming Social Barriers to Implementation

This report was prepared by Ma. Luisa A. Zuniga- Carmine a consultancy for the ADB. The purpose of the regional technical assistance (TA) is to promote investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas abatement (REGA) technologies that will increase access to energy by the poor, realize other strategic development objectives, and help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is a follow-up TA to a desk study conducted in 2004 that included Samoa.

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Promotion of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Abatement (PREGA) - Samoa Country Report

This report is based on data gathered by the National Technical Expert, Ms Talalelei Tevita together with the assistance of Ms Sili’a Kilepoa Ualesi, the National PREGA Coordinator as well as additional inputs from members of the PREGA Committee. Data from which this report is based, was collected from various government departments at various times since initiation of the contract in November 2002 until the reopening of the programme for Samoa in May 2004. 

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Towards A Samoa Low Carbon Development Strategy and Nama (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) In The Energy Sector

This report was prepared by Murray Ward. In developing its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and a strategy for low carbon development, Samoas approach is consistent with the AOSIS groups deep concerns about climate change and its international positions. Samoa is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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Western Samoa: Issues and Options in the energy sector, 1985

This report was prepared by the UNDP and World Bank Energy sector  assessment  program. Report of the Joint UNDP/World Bank Energy Sector Assessment Program.  1985 report.

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PES Samoa IT Power Roadmap Towards 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy - A Roadmap for Samoa

This report was prepared by Simon Franklin, Julia McDonald and Oliver Woldring. This report describes a least-cost electricity generation plan for Samoa. It is intended to inform electricity sector planning decisions and describe the path toward achieving 100 per cent reliance on renewable electricity. Report was commissioned by New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of the Pacific Energy Summit. 

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Samoa National Infrastructure Strategic Plan 2011

This report was prepared by the Government of Samoa. The National Infrastructure Strategic Plan (NISP) outlines the Government’s priorities and strategic directions for major initiatives in the economic infrastructure sector over the next 5-10 years. 

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National Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy 2008-2018

This report was prepared by Ministry of Natural Resources & environment. Climate change is an issue of major concern to the future economic, social and environmental wellbeing of all Samoans. Initially adaptation was seen as the main priority of national efforts on climate change leading to the Cabinet approval in 2005 of the National Adaptation Programme of Action and its current implementation. In recent years, however, and in spite of Samoa's contribution to global warming being very small, there is growing agreement that climate change mitigation is everyone's responsibility.

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