Inter-American Meeting of National Authorities and Experts on Energy for Sustainable Development in the Americas.

 Challenges to energy for sustainable development

a.   Expansion and diversification of the energy matrix to ensure access to energy and its availability

Moderator: Juan Pablo Bonilla, Director, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative, (SECCI) IDB*


§          Iván Azurdia, Solar Foundation,  Guatemala

§          Alba Gamarra, Center for Information on Renewable Energies (CINER), Bolivia

§          Albert Binger, Consultant/University of the West Indies, Jamaica

§          José Roberto Moreira, Professor, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

b.   Efficiency of energy production and consumption

Moderator: Nigel Hosein, President, Caribbean Association of Electric Utilities (CARILEC), Saint Lucia


§          Juan Mata, Executive Secretary, National Commission for Energy Savings (CONAE), México

§          Brian Castelli, Executive Vice President, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), USA*

§          Marianne Osterkorn, International Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Austria

c.   Good energy management

Moderator: Gary Pringle, Head, Energy Secretariat, Environment and Energy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada


§          Diego Arjona, Director General of Investigation, Technology Development, and Environment, Secretariat of Energy, Mexico

§          Philip Schubert, Energy Specialist, Canadian International Development Agency, Canada

d.   Energy cooperation and integration in the Hemisphere

Moderator: Carlos Arturo Flores Piedrahita, Executive Secretary, Latin American Energy Organization, (OLADE)


§          Garfield Barnwell, Director, Sustainable Development, CARICOM Secretariat

§          Carlos Roberto Perez, Director Economic Issues, General Secretariat for the Central American Integration System  (SICA)





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