Seeing a need for better information to help in decision-making processes about issues affecting Colombia and Latin America, CEELAT launched its Mapping and Data Visualization Lab. We take advantage of the latest technology in geographic visualization to strengthen the formation of policies, strategies, and plans on the local, national, and regional levels.
The Mapping Lab works with local and international organizations and companies in visualizing geographic data to create online interactive maps and maps for print. We also support the movement to liberate public data so that governments, organizations, businesses, and communities have greater access to information and these key decision-making tools. You can learn more about the Mapping Lab here
CEELAT partners with Living City Block - LCB to work on the development of LCB Santa Marta and LCB Latin America.
LCB is an initiative to help cities redesign and retrofit inefficient and/or aging buildings at the block scale and is committed to work with communities to create resource hyper-efficient, economically sustainable and healthier and more livable neighborhoods.
Aggregation of square footage at the block scale enables economies of scale for small-medium sized buildings and lends the ability to work with local governments to implement not just transformative energy solutions, but also to rework water, waste, healthier streets and better community relations.
Currently CEELAT hosts the regional office of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE).
Since 2008 both organizations have been working together in the efforts to bring renewable energy and energy efficiency into the mainstream of the Latin American and Caribbean regions - via diverse outlets such as regional economy, industry, trade, government, environment, and climate change.
By engaging these regions on multiple levels, we aim to reduce regional dependence on fossil fuels, improving health, safety, and economic security in the hemisphere.
CEELAT with the support of the National Hydrocarbon Agency of Colombia - ANH published the Spanish version of the book titled “Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments,” edited by Sidney Weintraub with Annette Hester and Veronica R. Prado, with a forward by Luis Alberto Moreno.
Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments examines the state of energy cooperation among Western Hemisphere oil and natural gas producers and the opportunities for greater cooperation.
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CEELAT and Americas Quarterly – AQ have established a partnership to disseminate policy analysis and promote policy debate throughout the Western Hemisphere.Launched in 2007 by Americas Society and Council of the Americas, AQ reaches over 17,000 readers—high-level policymakers in WASHINGTON DC and throughout the region, top-level business men and women investing in the Americas, and new leaders in the worlds of finance, business, politics, and the media.
AQ has gained a reputation as a balanced, authoritative, and accessible journal that responds to issues facing the region and brings a diverse set of key players to the table.Editorial Board members include former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ricardo Lagos and Ernesto Zedillo, as well as a new generation of emerging scholars from the worlds of economics and political science.