The number of countries announcing net-zero emissions targets for the coming decades continues to grow. Even though pledges by governments to date still fall well short of what is required to bring global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050, ambition on emission reductions is building rapidly worldwide. The IEA's recently published Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050 sets out a pathway for the global energy sector to reach this goal and explores its wider implications.
On the path to global net zero, each country will need to design its own strategy, taking into account its current baseline and specific circumstances. Many countries in Latin America start from a privileged position, with some of the highest shares of renewables in power generation and transport, as well as abundant, high-quality renewable resources.
This Ministerial Roundtable will explore how the region can build on its strengths and seize new opportunities that are emerging at both the regional and global level, with particular focus on renewable energy (Session 1) and hydrogen (Session 2).