MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica—As countries across the Caribbean and Latin America strive to become more climate-resilient and meet ambitious energy goals, they are turning the region into “a global leader in renewable energy,” the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, said here today.
When ministers of energy from around the Americas descend on Jamaica next week, they will find a country that has set its sights on a more climate-resilient future. What does that mean, in a region so often in the path of hurricanes? It’s about much more than hardening the grid, says Fayval Williams, Jamaica’s Minister of Energy, Science and Technology.
Just in time for the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)—coming up this week in Montego Bay, Jamaica—two new reports examine prospects for increased energy resilience and growth in electric mobility in the Caribbean region.