With the creation of this committee, Panama will provide a vital link between North and Latin America.
“With the Panama government and its energy leaders leading this chapter, joining our shared practices platform, I am sure we will see innovative approaches and policies that can benefit the country as well as the entire Latin American region and our global energy community."
The objective of the member committee in Panama, with the assistance of the World Energy Council, is to develop actions that allow studies and projects to be carried out, aimed at the good use of all energy resources, to promote sustainable energy development, as well as the use of energy to achieve maximum overall benefit, considering global trends in regulation and reduction of impacts on the environment.
The launch event coincided with a forum entitled "Panama before the Energy Trilemma: Security, Sustainability and Equity", which explored what it needs to achieve a balanced energy sector.
Panel discussions reinforced the fact that Panama seeks to use infrastructures with high innovation and technology to promote responsible energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.
Distinguished panellists included: Jorge Londoño de la Cuesta, General Manager, Empresas Públicos de Medellín, Álvaro Uribe, Urbanist Advisor, El Metro de Panamá, Luis Felipe Veliz de Celsia, Isaac Castillo, José Isabel Blandón, Mayor of the City and Augusto Gerbaud, General Manager, Petróleos Delta.
Additional panellists also included: José Antonio Vargas Lleras, World Energy Council Colombia, Claudia Cronenbold, World Energy Council Bolivia, Jaime Hernández Martínez, World Energy Council Mexico and Carsten Rolle, World Energy Council, Germany.