Latin America & The Caribbean Network

Jose Antonio Vargas Lleras

Dr. Jose A.Vargas Lleras, Vice Chair

Cristina Morales

Cristina Morales, Regional Coordinator

The WEC community of the region has been participating in “Sectorial Energy Report of Latin America and the Caribbean: A New Energy Agenda For LAC,” a programme to run a regional deep dive study into the region’s energy demand growth and supply for future under a joint cooperation agreement with: ALADI, ARPEL, CAF, CIER, ECLAC, OAS, OLADE. This inter agency study will allow to understand the challenges the region faces despite being a very rich region in terms of resources, including regional integration, water-food- energy nexus and energy access.

The region has been active in the following energy related areas: innovative regulations, large hydro power, energy efficiency, and energy subsidies.

This year the region will be hosting  in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, four very important WEC events: the World Energy Leaders Summit (WELS), the World Energy Council Executive Assembly, the Future Energy Leaders Meeting and a Ministerial Roundtable. All these events will take place between the 20th and 24th of October and will be gathering various energy leaders from around the world. The following video presents the country and includes an invitation from Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, to attend this important gathering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM3eb4TBH74

In 2014, the region also participates in the annual North America-Latin America Bi-regional forum which will address issues such as energy efficiency, energy conservation, alternative energies, energy transport and fossil fuels, which will also welcome representatives from various multilateral organisations such as CIER, CEPAL and ARPEL.