Event

Global Green Growth Forum in Latin America and the Caribbean

At the invitation of Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, leaders from government, business, finance, civil society and international organizations will convene at the first regional dialogue in Latin America of the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF LAC). The event, on the topic "Rethinking our energy future: Climate change and renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean," seeks to highlight the substantial renewable energy endowment available in the region and identify collaboration opportunities and concrete actions to transform Latin America's energy market. Participants are expected to include: Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC; Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC; Adnan Amin, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA; Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Minister of Energy, Mexico; René Castro, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica; and heads of large electricity utilities, regulatory agencies, renewable energy institutions, and the private sector.  

date: 18 June 2013   venue: Club El Nogal   location: Bogota, Colombia   contact: Milena Jiménez, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Colombia   phone: (+ 571) 2200300 Ext. 2505   e-mail: jmjimenez@minminas.gov.co   www: http://www.iadb.org/en/news/announcements/2013-06-12/global-green-growth-forum,10482.html