Friday, October 17, 2014

ECLAC - Access to Energy, Efficiency and Renewable Sources, Key to Development with Equality in the Region

Some 34 million citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean have no electricity in their homes and 75 % of the regional energy matrix relies on non-renewable sources, which means that expanding access to energy and increasing the use of renewable energies and efficiency are needed to achieve sustainable development with equality, regional authorities and representatives of international organizations agreed during the launch of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Americas.

At the inauguration of the meeting, held in Santiago, the speakers included Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet; the Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Kandeh Yumkella; the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena; the Vice-President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Hans Schulz; and the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Chile, Antonio Molpeceres.

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