The mining industry is not beloved in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). This can be for good reason: we have learned of tailings disasters that have killed hundreds; projects that have generated riches that never reached communities; and corruption scandals that have permeated all levels of government, just to name a few. Importantly too, we are increasingly aware that … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean’s mining sector is key to fighting climate change
The mining, oil and gas industries generate millions of jobs in our region. However, it is one of the most male dominate industries. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), women represent less than 10% of workers in mining and less than 15% of direct and indirect employment in the oil and gas industries. In the mining sector in Peru, for example, half of the … [Read more...] about The Extractive Sector in Peru strengthens its female talent
"How to turn on the light in Haiti" (available in Spanish) tells the story of a successful rural electrification program in Haiti, a program that could be implemented in other rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about How to Turn on the Lights in Haiti
Central America and the Caribbean are the two regions in America with the highest level of participation of fossil fuels in their energy consumption. … [Read more...] about Natural Gas in Central America and the Caribbean: New Developments and Opportunities
Government policy is the major driver of energy efficiency. For instance, in the residential sector power demand and electricity consumption often coincide with peak demand, making it very suitable for energy efficiency actions. … [Read more...] about How can government policies promote energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean?