BEIS and IFC seek innovative sustainable cooling solutions

With 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions coming from cooling, new solutions are critically needed to address the climate footprint of growing demand

‘First concentrated solar thermal plant’ in Latin America reaches molten salt milestone

The salts from the Chilean desert have the capacity to conserve up to 17.5 extra hours of energy captured throughout the day

Latin American firm Sunco Capital commences solar projects in Spain

On completion, the 83MW projects will power around 50,000 houses and reduce carbon emissions by 35,000 tonnes annually

Latin America pledges to hit 70% renewables by 2030

Colombia’s Energy Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez said the region aims to bring the clean proportion of its mix to more than double what the EU is planning to install

World Bank issues record $1.4bn catastrophe bond

The World Bank has launched a $1.4 billion (£1bn) sustainable development bond covering earthquakes in Latin America. It is said to be the largest earthquake catastrophe bond on record and will provide earthquake relief for Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The bond highlights four of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which includes good […]

UK provides £62m to combat deforestation in Latin America

The UK Government has announced two projects to help combat deforestation in Latin America. It is investing £19 million in the Partnerships for Forests (P4F) fund for projects in Brazil, Colombia and Peru to protect the Amazon Rainforest. It has pledged a further £43 million in the REDD for Early Movers (REM) initiative, in partnership […]

UK and Latin America team up on biodiversity

A new project aims to promote co-operation between biodiversity researchers across the UK and six Latin American countries. Funded by the British Council’s Newton Fund and in partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Researcher Links aims to enhance scientific collaboration by promoting an international exchange of researchers between universities in UK, Mexico, Colombia, […]

Latin America and Caribbean could be zero carbon by 2050

Latin America and the Caribbean could go zero carbon by 2050 with ambitious and targeted policies. That’s according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme – DTU Partnership (UNEP-DTU) which stated although those regions account for only 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the region is at the forefront of global efforts to […]

Peru works on green building code

A member of the World Bank Group is working with the Peruvian Government to make buildings more energy efficient. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will help develop a new regulatory ‘Green Building Technical Code’ to save energy and water. Work on the project started in 2014 when the government established a Standing Committee on Green Building. Latin […]

UK firm wins power contract in Peru

A UK power company that operates in Latin America has been granted an exclusive right to develop a new project in Peru. Rurelec will build a 120MW gas-fired power plant on an isolated field in the Amazonian region of Northern Peru. It will be located close to the city of Tarapoto where there are currently […]