latin america

Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change

December 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Between now and 2050 global urban populations are projected to grow from 3.4 to 6.4 billion people. This type of rapid growth creates new and higher demand for resources, especially in the transport sector, a large source of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, as well as an inescapable energy cost.[read more]

Taking Action on Climate Change in Latin American Cities Helps Meet Development Goals

September 9, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Climate change is portrayed as an environmental issue, but in regions like Latin America, it’s actually also a development issue. Across the region important economic sectors and resources are highly vulnerable to climate disruptions, and low-income and rural communities are disproportionately affected.[read more]

Mexico's Solar Panel Tariff, Chile's Glacier Law, Brazil's Deforestation Gang

September 2, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

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The BCIE expects to invest $500 million in Central America for renewable energy power generation, especially in Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama. While 65 percent of energy produced throughout Central America comes from renewable sources, that figure represents only 7 percent of the region’s energy potential.[read more]

The Budding Latin America Solar Market: 5 Key Takeaways

January 27, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Latin America and Solar Energy

Latin America is about to find out whether unsubsidized solar can be an economic market reality. You don't need incentives for solar. Any market can grow as long as there is a transparent regulatory process -- along with high tariffs and high DNI.[read more]

Small Oil and Gas Companies Are Rising Stars in Latin America: Interview with Xavier Grunauer

November 30, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Xavier Grunauer has more than 15 years of experience as an oil and gas analyst. His oil and gas coverage has focused on emerging markets and has included companies operating in Latin America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, China and Australia.[read more]

Latin America is Already Preparing for Climate Change Adaptation

November 11, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Latin American countries are already thinking seriously about adaptation because climate change is a reality for people there now. The tropical glaciers in the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador are melting, threatening communities’ water supplies, electricity and food.[read more]

New International Climate Report Has Profound Implications for Latin America

October 5, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate confirms what countless people in Latin America and the Caribbean already know – something is seriously wrong with the weather and it’s time we start doing something about it.[read more]


Is Latin America and the Caribbean turning on to energy efficiency?

September 26, 2012 by Charles Arthur

This week two different conferences adddressing energy efficiency are being held: one in Quito, Ecuador, and the other in Mexico City.In Quito, there are four events to promote energy efficiency in the productive sectors of Latin American and the Caribbean countries. The events, which together form an Energy Efficiency Week, are being...[read more]