About This Class
Latin America, with 590 million inhabitants, is responsible for 9% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. 80% of those emissions come from four countries; Brazil Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina. 42% of the GHG emissions come from energy. It is estimated that if global temperature rise by 2,5 C, the effect on GDP could be as much as 5% of Regional GDP. At the same time Latin America’s vulnerability to the effect of climate change is well evidenced and documented with Chile among the most at risk place. Countries in Latin America are working on climate policies to deal with climate change as well as climate policies focus on clean energy. Global Energy Law and Policy, will focus on clean energy policies. The course will explore the Latin American policy development process, the current energy policy framework, as well as climate commitments and emerging issues.