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Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations have used long-term scenarios and energy planning tools to inform national planning for decades, providing excellent examples of how governments can make strategic use of such scenarios in the context of complex clean energy transitions. When the right institutional framework is in place, they can assess alternative pathways to accelerate the use of renewables toward just and sustainable energy systems, while also contributing to public debate and supporting consensus on desired outcomes in the LAC region.
This report summarises such examples presented throughout the webinar series, “Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Developing National Clean Energy Transition Plans in Latin America and the Caribbean”. It presents key findings and recommendations that are broadly relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as to stakeholders attempting to improve their planning processes across the world. Good practices are categorised under three main pillars: strengthening scenario development; improving scenario use; and identifying capacity-building approaches.