The Government of Mexico teamed up with REN21 to organise the 7th International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Mexico from 11-13 September 2017, within the framework of the Strategic Dialogues on the Future of Energy (DEMEX).

MEXIREC was attended by Ministers and Government Representatives from 44 countries as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society including NGOs, academia, business, industry and international organisations.

At the closing of the Conference, the MEXIREC Declaration was presented, which outlines key elements to enhance the energy transition with renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The conference programme covers five thematic areas: Policy and Finance; Electricity Sector and Infrastructure; Heating and Cooling/Transport; Energy Access/Local Value Creation; and Technology Innovations.

Click on a session to access a short paper that outlines the key issues of the session and the questions that will be discussed.

The MEXIREC Declaration outlines key elements to enhance the energy transition with renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Conference participants endorsed the Declaration, acknowledging the efforts of the Government of Mexico to keep sustainable development and energy transition with renewable energy as the central axis of its Energy Reform of the electric power sector.

Complementary to the conference programme are a series of side events. These events are an opportunity for organisations to showcase a particular project or work. All side events will be held 11th September 2017 between 13:00 and 18:30. These events allow participants to discuss in-depth a particular issue and afford an opportunity for networking.

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Renewable Energy Tenders and Community [em]Power[ment] in Latin America and Caribbean report will be launched at MEXIREC 2017. This report looks at the interface between communities and renewable energy tenders, with a focus on the LAC region.




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