Navigating Energy Transitions: The implications of 1.5°C scenarios for gas prospects in Latin America
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Gas dependency, in its various forms, is a common issue faced by most countries in the Latin American (LATAM) region. This dependency has important implications for current energy decisions and future prospects for the energy transition. This webinar unpacks key findings from IISD’s recent report on 1.5°C-aligned energy scenarios and discusses their implications for the LATAM region with a particular focus on what these mean for gas production and imports.
Energy scenarios have a key role to play in guiding the needed transformation of the energy system to meet the 1.5°C temperature increase limit under the Paris Agreement by influencing investor expectations and decision making by policy-makers. The IISD Navigating Energy Transitions report conducts an unprecedented analysis of the most influential modelled pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C. The research shows a high level of agreement among these scenarios with implications for the phase-out of oil and gas and the ramp-up of clean energy deployment and investment.
The webinar presents key findings from IISD’s report as a starting point for a discussion focused on the various roles that gas plays in some of the LATAM region’s countries and its prospects in the region’s future energy transition. To this end, panellists from different countries in the LATAM region provide an overview of the roles that gas currently plays in their national contexts and of the opportunities and barriers to phasing out gas dependency in favour of cleaner energy sources.
Diego di Risio, Global Gas and Oil Network
Presentation of Navigating Energy Transition Report Findings
Angela Picciariello, Senior Researcher, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Luis Fernando Pérez Macías, Associate Researcher, National Council of Science and Technology
Ariel Slipak, Research Coordinator, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)
Pablo Solón, Researcher and Activist, Director of the Fundación Solón
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