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South America

South America

  • Climate Change in The La Plata Basin

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    The objective of this book is to raise awareness in the hydrologic community of the important changes that have occurred in the climate and hydrology of the La Plata basin during recent decades. In a context of global climate change and of great regional changes, the assumption that series of climatological and hydrological observations are stationary must be regarded with suspicion. This book therefore presents an overview of the few available techniques for assessing future climate and hydrology.

  • Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
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    Switzerland
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) is a Swiss Foundation and Specialised Partner of United Nations Environment. BASE develops innovative ideas and tailored market-driven solutions to drive investment in sustainable energy and to meet the challenge of climate change.

    BASE has implemented projects incorporating locally appropriate climate technologies in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

  • Pure Energy Center

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    Organisation
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    United Kingdom
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    Network Member
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    Specialising in solar, wind, and energy storage technologies, the PEC has worked in Africa, South America and Asia. PEC has over 100 wind turbine installations, over 500kW of solar photovoltaic installed (ongrid/offgrid), and over 1MW of hydrogen storage technologies designed, manufactured andinstalled globally. PEC has provided over 100 consultancies and their staffs are rapporteurs and energy experts for the EU commission.

  • Energy security in South America: the role of Brazil

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    South America has vast energy resources, but countries in the region are unable to guarantee adequate energy security levels for their consumers. This paper argues that the potential economic benefits from the process of South America’s regional energy integration are high, though national regulations impose strong barriers to such a process. The study deems regional energy cooperation is particularly essential for removing the insecurity of energy supplies facing the region. Findings are:

  • Energy security in South America and southern Africa: synthesis report

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    Electricity security is central to empowering and sustaining economic development in any country or region. This cross-regional report focuses on electricity supply and the extent to which it is traded within Southern Africa and South America, and the resulting state of electricity supply security in these two regions.

  • Outlook on climate change adaptation in the tropical Andes mountains

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    The Tropical Andes are the home to many diverse communities, from remote farming villages to large urban centres and capitals, such as Merida, Bogotá, Quito, Cusco and La Paz. In total, about 60 million people live between 1,000 to 4,500 meters. The climate in the region is tropical, with low seasonal variation in temperatures. However, there is strong seasonality of precipitation, in particular in the Peruvian Andes. In Colombia and Venezuela, the Andes are generally more humid, while the Altiplano and the Bolivian Andes are drier.

  • Centro Mario Molina, Chile

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    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Chile
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Centro Mario Molina, Chile (CMMCh)'s mission is to build the capabilities to face air pollution problems and climate change in South America. CMMCh has the vision to be a Center for Development and Research for promoting cutting-edge research in association with prestigious entities.

  • DE Design and Environment Inc.

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    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    DE is a design and environmental consultancy and technology company based in Vancouver and Montreal.  The mission of DE is to solve problems using design and environmental science.  We have worked throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Our team has deep scientific and technical skills in the area of environmental analysis, impact assessment, and data integration.  Over the past 5 years we have worked with groups such as the IADB, IICA, the GEF, and UN, on various climate change mandates.