The entry into force of the Paris Agreement this week provides an opportunity for Latin America to capitalize on its advantages in renewable energy. But only if policy and investment line up with the agreement’s ambitious goals.
Guy Edwards is currently a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank's Climate Change Division. He writes here in a personal capacity. He was previously co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, a think tank at Brown University and an associate at the sustainability strategy group, Nivela. Prior to that, he was resident manager of the Huaorani Ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He has a Masters degree in Latin American studies from the University of London. Guy’s first book, A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the global politics of climate change, was published by MIT Press in 2015. His work has been published by The New York Times, El Espectador, Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Guardian, Brookings Institution, Americas Quarterly, El Universal, La Tercera, El Comercio (Ecuador) and Chatham House.
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