-By Candelaria Bergero, a graduate student in Environmental Sciences
Few people in the globe can deny the threat that climate change represents to us, daily catalyzed by the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This short video focuses on a key mitigation strategy taking place in Latin America: the adoption of solar energy. In the region, changes in markets and policy significantly boosted growth in solar energy production between 2000 and 2016. Although renewable energies remain a small share of total production, they are growing at fast rates and receiving more and more attention from political leaders and markets. If this growth trend continues, the region could set an example for the rest of the world.
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