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UNIDO - Observatory for Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

E-Learning Module: Energy and Climate Change

The main objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse wintered at a level that does not involve dangerous interference with the climate system, and to enable sustainable development.

As energy-related activities (processing, transformation, consumption) account for 80% of CO2 emissions worldwide, energy is key to climate change.

Latin America in particular “is likely to suffer the consequences of the combined effects of sea level rise, increasing the number and intensity of storms, loss of arable land, reduced agricultural productivity and irreversible loss of biodiversity of the region."

The objectives of the module are:


  • The development of access to energy for all, including energy efficiency, avoiding environmental impacts by promoting affordable and promoting energy security.
  •  Since the program of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reports that Latin America saw the largest increase in renewable energy investment among developing regions, this module has as one of its objectives display a wide panorama of Renewable and its relation to climate change.
  •  Show the threats of climate change, combined with the opportunities presented by clean energy, highlighting the impetus to increase trade and investment in the industry with low carbon levels, where Latin America plays a major role worldwide.



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