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Just energy transitions

To limit dangerous global warming, the world must transition to a low-carbon economy. This energy transition is progressing slowly, not for lack of technology or public support, but because of social, political and technical barriers that perpetuate the production and use of fossil fuels, referred to as carbon lock-in.

This research area addresses these barriers and identifies policies and strategies to break the dependence on the extraction and exportation of fossil fuels and accelerate the sustainable and just transition to a low-carbon future in Colombia and Latin America.

Topics addressed in this research area include the decarbonization agenda of extractive industries in countries of the Andean region, economic diversification in fossil fuel producing regions, regional innovation policies and their potential to support sustainable transitions, the role of public investments in supporting a sustainable and low-carbon economic recovery to the Covid-19 crisis in Latin American countries.