COP 25

2 to 13, Dec, Madrid, Spain

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Energy efficiency and risk management for climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 10:45am - 12:15pm



Contact person

Juan Enrique García Yuste: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Person(s) in charge of dissemination 

Guiby Marcela Vargas Miranda

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Head of Communication TCO Costa Rica, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)


Promote dialogue and discussion among experts from the countries on the relationship between climate, energy efficiency and infrastructure, providing solutions, instruments and alternatives from different interventions and approaches.


Few countries in the Region have the methodology or resources to prepare a detailed energy balance to determine useful energy consumption. Despite this deficiency, all the countries promote rational and efficient energy use policies that contribute to global climate change mitigation initiatives.

On the other hand, energy generation and transport infrastructures face risks derived from climate change, determining the changes that must be implemented in the planning and operation of the systems.

In this context, based on the experience and scope of the EUROCLIMA+ project on useful energy balances as an instrument for energy efficiency and the ARAUCLIMA project where the vulnerability of energy infrastructures will be analysed, a dialogue between experts from the countries is proposed.


Speakers / panellists 

The following are planned to appear as exhibitors and panellists:


  • Maite Martín-Crespo. Head of the Environment Area. Sectoral Cooperation Department.
  • Juan Enrique García. Head of Programmes. AECID Office in Costa Rica


  • Medardo Cadena. Director of Integration, Access and Energy Security


  • Hugo Lucas Porta. Head of the Regulatory Framework and Corporate Strategy for Energy Transition Department. General Directorate
  • Marisa Olano. Head of the International Relations Department.


  • Elaine Moreno Carnet, Director General of the National Office for the control of Rational Energy Use (ONURE), Cuba.


    • Efren Feliu. Manager of Climate Change.

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Agenda: December 10 10:45 – 12:15 horas

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Speaker / panellist / facilitator / other



Introduction event objective and the context of the EUROCLIMA+ programme and ARAUCLIMA.

AECID. Maite Martín-Crespo

10 min


Presentation of the results of the studies on vulnerability to climate change in the hydropower sector of Central America and the Andean countries of the ARAUCLIMA project, "Impact of climate change in energy planning: Screening for the global assessment of vulnerability and climate risks in the LAC energy system.

OLADE. Medardo Cadena

15 min


Presentation of the EUROCLIMA+ project: Preparation of the useful energy balance for industrial, residential, transport and/or commercial sectors.

OLADE. Medardo Cadena

10 min


Presentation: Introduction to Spain's Integrated Climate and Energy and Adaptation to Climate Change Plans.

IDAE. Hugo Lucas Porta

10 min


Open panel discussion: Energy efficiency in Latin America, current situation, regulations, institutional framework, main projects, challenges.

Moderator: IDAE

Panellists: IDAE (1), AECID (1), OLADE (1), Tecnalia (1) countries (Cuba)


Dynamic: Brief presentation of the dynamic for the panel and the panellists (5’), followed by the participation of each panellist based on questions (25’) and a space for questions from the attendees (15’) 

45 min

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