In Canning House's upcoming Sustainable Development conference, we look again at Latin America's progress in its Energy and Renewables sectors, and where key opportunities can be found, in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland.
Energy and Renewables
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Following from the success of 2021’s Renewable Energy event, this year Canning House, in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland, returns to the theme to explore Latin America and the Caribbean’s place in the global energy industry, as well as insights into the advancements in global energy transition within the region as it strives to meet the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 7 Access to Affordable and Clean Energy.
Diversifying power generation resources to renewable technologies has many benefits including power system price stability, infrastructure security, environmental protection, and rural economic development. However, policy and regulatory reforms are needed to help foster the implementation of renewable technologies.
The future of clean energy in Latin America is promising. It is exactly this that will be discussed in the following two panels:
Energy and Renewables
in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland
Welcome from Canning House CEO & Introduction of Chair
Opening Remarks/Scene Setter from Chair, Eversheds Sutherland
Ahead of the Curve: LATAC as a Global Renewable Energy Hub
This session will see panelists discuss the region’s potential in meeting growing energy demands, and the ways in which it can modernise its production, legislation, and policies to maximise growth sustainably.
Moderator: Carlos Andrés Sánchez García, Partner - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados
Speakers: Miguel Lotero, Former Deputy Minister of Energy - Colombia
Maris Tebecis, Senior Impact Manager, RE100 - Climate Group
Juan Antonio Gutiérrez, Technical Advisor - Peruvian Hydrogen Association
LATAC Renewable Energy Trends and Horizon Scanning
This second session will discuss LatAm renewable energy trends as well as the latest advancements in environmental protection, diversification of sources, investment attraction, and energy transition.
Moderator: Stephen Hill, International Head of Clean Energy - Eversheds Sutherland
Speakers: Racquel Moses, UNFCCC Global Ambassador & Chief Executive Officer - Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator
Ramón Fiestas Hummler, President Latin America, GWEC - Global Wind Energy Council
Chris Knight, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer - Wavteq
Paradoxically, today over 20 million Latin Americans remain without electricity in their homes, despite Latin America having all the right conditions, both in terms of natural resources and a growing political will, to become a global renewable energy hub.
Countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Mexico are ahead of the curve in developing a competitive green hydrogen industry, taking advantage of the opportunities capabilities already developed in other regions of comparable scale.
The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean estimates that with an annual investment of 1.33% of regional GDP, between 2021 and 2032, equivalent to $114 dollars per capita ($80 billion dollars in constant 2010 prices), and the strategic use of renewable energy technologies (namely solar and wind), the region has the potential to close the gap in coverage and attain an electricity matrix sourced from some 86% of renewable energies. This could in turn create 7 million jobs and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30%.
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