The energy transition is changing the dynamics of the global investment landscape and opening the door to new activities and business opportunities that will likely impact the sector’s labor market. Evidence from certain LAC countries suggests that for every million dollars invested in the energy sector’s emergent areas, between 7 and 49 new jobs are created. To fully unlock … [Read more...] about Unlocking the employment potential of Latin America’s Energy Transition
Suriname is advancing toward a more sustainable energy sector, aiming to provide affordable, secure, and clean electricity to its citizens. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been a key partner, providing technical and financial support to implement some of the country’s most relevant and iconic projects. On February 8th, 2020, the IDB and the Ministry of Finance … [Read more...] about Consolidating a Sustainable Energy Sector in Suriname
In a warming world, demand for cooling is rising, and with it the risks for vulnerable populations who are unable to access it today. Providing sustainable cooling for all does not necessarily mean an air-conditioner in every home; it means access to affordable and sustainable solutions to address the needs of the vulnerable, such as access to nutritious food and safe … [Read more...] about The Growing Challenge of Sustainable Cooling in a Post-Pandemic Era in LAC
Second call for Expressions of Interest to be part of the University Network of the Energy HUB of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens a new call directed to institutions and universities in the region to join the University Network of Latin America and the Caribbean. Interested universities and research … [Read more...] about Do you want to join the University Network of the Energy HUB?
The fight against climate change is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century, and as paradoxical as it may be, the mining industry, including lithium, will be responsible for providing much of the material needed to make this change possible. Today's environmental challenges require, among other things, a profound transformation of the global energy … [Read more...] about The time is now, tomorrow will be too late! Lithium, Li-ion batteries and the energy transition