More than Just Bitcoin

The Potential of Blockchain Technology, Using the Example of Latin America

Today, blockchain technology (BT) has already claimed a prominent position in the sphere of digitalisation. It is becoming increasingly clear that it has countless potential applications, that extend far beyond the Bitcoin digital currency. Eventually, it might even be a safe alternative to weak state institutions, particularly in emerging and developing countries. more…

Dr. Christian Hübner | International Reports | April 16, 2018

Contributions of Blockchain Technology to Climate Finance Transparency Initiatives

Design Thinking Workshop

The Regional Programme for Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (EKLA-KAS) and the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) organized a design thinking workshop on blockchain technology in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The workshop aimed at identifying potential contributions of blockchain technology to more transparency in global climate finance. more…

Lasse Schulz | Event Reports | April 3, 2018

Policy Brief on Trade and Environmental N°1

A Review of Instruments, Negotiations, Processes and Actors Relevant for Latin America

First policy brief of the series “Trade and Environmental Policy” of the EKLA Program of Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law more…

April 2, 2018

Distributed Generation:

International Experiences and Comparative Analyses

EKLA-KAS supports this study on Distributed Generation, organized in cooperation with our partner, the Electricity Sector Study Group (GESEL, in its Portuguese version) of the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ), aiming to facilitate the access to international experiences and best practices. more…

Nivalde de Castro, Guilherme Dantas | March 8, 2018

NDCs: What is there for Latin American big cities?

A case study and workshop project for four big cities and countries in Latin America

The project focused on a selected number of countries and (Mega) cities in Latin America: Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Mexico and Mexico City, Argentina and Buenos Aires, and Peru and Lima. A field visit including a local workshop was carried out in each city; and a final workshop bringing together representatives from all 4 cities and all 4 national governments took place at the end of the project, in Rio de Janeiro. more…

Sergio Margulis, Susan Seehusen, Gabriella Lattari | January 17, 2018