Increasing Energy Efficiency Markets in Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC)

Monday, April 3rd: 16:45 - 17:45 - T Building

HOST: Inter-American Development Bank

The 2016 LAC SEforALL Energy Week identified energy efficiency as a significant, if yet largely untapped energy resource for the region, providing the cleanest, cheapest and fastest solution to meet growing energy demand. This session will explore opportunities and international, intra- and inter-regional experience with a view to identifying how to overcome barriers and take forward an energy efficiency first approach across the LAC region.  The session will aim to advance action by bringing together policy makers and energy efficiency practitioners to share success stories and learnings and to engage new entrants to the sector.

Ariel Yepez Energy Division Chief Interamerican Development Bank
Alfonso Blanco Bonilla Executive Secretary OLADE
H.E. Irene Cañas Vice Minister for Energy Costa Rica
Manlio Coviello Chief of Natural Resources and Energy Economic Regional Commission for Latin America of the United Nations (ECLAC)
Odón de Buen Rodríguez General Director National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy, (CONUEE), Mexico
Josué Tanaka Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Philips Lighting