LAS 312 / POL 459 / ENV 313 The Politics of Climate Change and Energy Transitions in Latin America

Description:
In this seminar we will examine the variety of responses adopted in Latin America to the need for an energy transition. We begin with an overview of climate change on a global scale and its impact on Latin America. We follow with a general discussion of important sectoral issues that arise in any energy transition and different policy responses that seem to be available, examining their pros and cons/costs and benefits. The final two weeks consider various 'ideal' policy options for an energy transition suited to national situations.

Instructor: David Mares