Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires – October 2008

Under the invitation of the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP) and the InterAcademy Council (IAC), the Interamerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), in partnership with the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina and the Argentinean Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, organized the IANAS Workshop "Toward a Sustainable Energy Future", which was held at the headquarters of the Argentinean Center of Engineers, in Buenos Aires, on 30-31 October 2008.

The main objective of this workshop was to present to key stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean region the conclusions and recommendations of the IAC Report "Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future", to review the energy-related issues and challenges for the Americas, and discuss the strategies and mechanisms needed for regional implementation of the actions needed to effect a transition to a more sustainable way of life.

The workshop brought together 130 high-level experts from 15 different countries, covering North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean region. The rich mix of participants from academia, multilateral organizations, government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations allowed a particularly comprehensive discussion on the challenges of achieving a sustainable energy future for the Americas.

IAC Energy Study
List of Participants
Press Coverage