To support the technical teams with the mission of executing a coordinated audit on renewable energies, in accordance with the provisions of the OLACEFS Public Works Working Group (GTOP), the Office of the Comptroller of the Republic of Chile and the Court of Auditors of the Union of Brazil will provide training for officials through three webinars that will contextualize field work to be carried out as part of the audit.

The first webinar addressed “SDGs and the Paris Agreement and their relationship with renewable energies in the electricity sector“. The activity took place on Thursday, August 9, at the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event was streamed to other participating countries in the region.

Presentations were given by Paloma Toranzos, Head of Governance and Sustainable Development for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Chile, and Pilar Moraga, academic and associate professor of the Environmental Law Center of the Universidad de Chile.

In the first presentation Paloma Toranzos explained the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and how they relate to renewable energies in the electricity sector. She spoke about how the 2030 Agenda came about and referred to the important role that audit institutions play in complying with the goals contained in SDG 16 on “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”.

Pilar Moraga’s presentation looked at the aims of the Paris Agreement, its compliance mechanisms and the requirements of the state of Chile in the framework of the Paris agreement and the energy sector.

For more detail, the presentations can be downloaded here:

Presentation Paloma Toranzos

Presentation Pilar Moraga

The video of the activity is available here: https://youtu.be/AYZz9Sx59I8

Upcoming events

You are invited to participate in upcoming webinars, the next to be held on Friday, August 24, on “Characteristics of the main renewable sources: diffuse nature, intermittence and wide variation in the generation of electric power“. The third webinar will be held on Friday, September 7, and will look at “Incentive policies and the evolution of the costs of renewable energy sources in the electricity sector“.

Two experts will be participating in each of the webinars which will be moderated by an official from the Comptroller’s Office. Presentations by panelists will be followed by discussion and Q&A.