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Latin america's post-pandemic energy transition

Jue, 09/09/2021 - 19:55 -- anegrete

The global change of the energy matrix gained momentum in the 2010s thanks to technological advances for electricity generation with renewable energies; international agreements in favor of the environment; and climate change.

Latin American countries are in the process of changing the global energy matrix and have had several advances. The COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed the world and the economy. Latin America was no exception and it seems that this may have slowed down renewable energies.

The energy transition in Latin America is underway. Government incentives and continued Chinese investments and loans will be key to its development.

Covid-19: between economy and life

Vie, 05/15/2020 - 12:00 -- anegrete

Pressure to reactivate GVCs to reduce the economic impact of COVID-19 is increasing, but a second wave of contagion has been seen in countries trying to return to normal.

The dilemma in the very short term is: recover the economy at a cost in human lives or continue with the isolation and risk a greater economic fall.

This note reflects on the conditions in the labour sector in advanced and emerging economies in the face of the virus; the role of the State in the face of the pandemic; the economic incentive to reactivate the economy and global value chains; a panorama of what is expected from the world economy.

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