UNECLAC Posts Reports on Energy, Climate Change and Biofuels in Latin America

© UNECLAC The first report, titled “Energía y Cambio Climático: oportunidades para una política integrada en América Latina y el Caribe” (Energy and climate change: opportunities for an integrated policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)) and authored by Jean Acquatella, assesses opportunities for integrated policy approaches towards energy security and climate change mitigation in LAC countries during the 2010-2030 period.

It notes that during the next decade, the LAC region will face a new international context for its energy policy characterized by two exogenous developments, namely: the implementation of a strengthened international climate mitigation regime in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and other export markets; and continued energy security concerns due to international oil market volatility and the investment gap in energy infrastructure accumulated in most countries during the last decade. To address both challenges, it recommends an integrated regional approach towards energy policy during the 2010-2030 period.

The second report, titled “Biocombustibles y comercio internacional: una perspectiva latinoamericana” (Biofuels and international trade: a Latin American perspective) and authored by Andre Furtado, analyzes biofuel exports from LAC in light of the Doha international trade negotiations. [Energy and Climate Change Report][Biofuels and International Trade Report]