Future Seminar Summaries

The Diquis Hydroelectric Project: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts (Latin America mini-series 1 of 4)

Dr. Alvaro Umaña, Senior Research Fellow, CATIE 

Monday, April 21, 2014 | 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM | NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center | Free and Open to All

The Diquis Hydroelectric Project is a 620 MW project, the largest hydro project in Central America, that is proposed to be built in southern Costa Rica. The project has a number of ecological design characteristics but also impacts on indigenous people's reserves and drains a Ramsar-protected wetland. The talk will address economic, social and environmental considerations for this project.

Transportation as a Key to Latin America’s Clean Energy Future, Latin America mini-series (2 of 4)

Joseph Ryan, Vice President for Latin America and Program Officer for Transportation, ClimateWorks Foundation

Monday, April 28, 2014 | 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM | NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center | Free and Open to All

Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions of the world. And its transportation sector, despite the widespread use of ethanol in Brazil, will need to clean up both in terms of conventional and greenhouse gas emissions if it is to avoid long term pollution and climate change impacts. Public transportation, urban design, and improvements to freight transport are critical areas that will determine whether or not the regions gets cleaner or dirtier over the next twenty years.

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Ethanol in Brazil: a model to follow or to avoid? (Latin America mini-series 3 of 4)

Dario Gaeta, CEO, Paraiso Bioenergia S.A

 

Monday, May 5, 2014 | 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM | NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center | Free and Open to All