December 19, 2017

KAS invites Catavento to participate in energy transition debates

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) promoted a series of debates about energy transition with Latin America representatives; Catavento represented Brazil

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), in the Regional Program for Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America context, invited Catavento to participate in a series of events throughout the second half of 2017.

The first one, held in Brasilia in August 2017 at the UN House, aimed to identify the cooperation potential between Mercosur and the European Union in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the COP21 climate commitments . The issues mapped were related to climate change, energy and food security. Clarissa Lins was part of   an experts’ panel on “Climate change and energy security in the European Union and Mercosur: the role of government and non-government actors in the promotion of renewable energy.”

The seminar was held in partnership with the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and with the Institute for Research on Environment, Energy Security and Sustainable Development (AMENDS).

The presentation made by Catavento is available here. If you’d like to see a brief summary of what was discussed, make sure to watch the video as well.

In September 2017, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation promoted, in partnership with Universidad Austral de Chile, a debate on “Good governance for the energy transition”, also under the Regional Program for Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America.

Since Latin America is one of the leaders in renewable energy resources in the world, the conference aimed to map possible policies and practices that could be applied in Germany, a country with challenging commitments regarding renewable penetration in its power matrix.

More specifically, the Conference sought to map renewable energy prices and costs, disruptive business models, and successful public policies. Catavento’s presentation emphasized the auctions model adopted in several countries in the region, as well as the governance and implementation challenges  to guarantee sustainable renewable energy growth.

The presentation made by Catavento is available here.