THE ROAD TO COP28: THE ENERGY TRANSITION IN CENTRAL AMERICA - The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) takes place at a time of rapid transformation of the global energy landscape and an urgent need to meet climate targets. At the same time, Central America is entering a defining decade for shaping its future energy system and advancing in its energy transition. Sector-specific technological pathways, investment opportunities, and tailored actions will be crucial to enrich the regional debate and help accelerate the energy transition.
How can the energy transition meet increasing needs for energy services in a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable way? What are some of the avenues by which Central America can increase investment in the low-carbon energy sector to meet the scale which will be required by our climate goals? And how can the United States and Central American countries increase their cooperation and alignment on shared climate objectives, whether in the renewables or other energy sectors?
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 11/14/23