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International Metrology Cooperation in Support of Energy and Environment

Panel Discussion: International Metrology Cooperation in Support of Energy & Environment

Where: Held during III Ministerial Meeting Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, Metrology Program for Energy and Environment Side Event in Chile, on September 7, 2017

Objective: To raise awareness among high level government officials and technical stakeholders of the value of metrology applications for improving measurement infrastructure and capacities for a sustainable energy development and low carbon growth in the Americas.

Latin America and the Caribbean are aware of the need to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. Meeting these needs will require the concerted action of OAS Member States to increase energy efficiency, expand the use of renewable energies, advance measurement infrastructure for alternative energies, and improve air quality and greenhouse gas measurements.

Developing the Western Hemisphere’s alternative energy sector and improving air quality requires adequate metrology infrastructure, accurate traceability, calibration and measurement capabilities, and adherence to internationally recognized measurement standards.

General Content: Panelist from the Western Hemisphere shared stories of how measurement science supports renewable energy and environmental initiatives, followed by a discussion of on-going national and regional efforts in Brazil, Mexico, Panama and United States that demonstrate the importance/relevance of accurate and reliable measurements in support of energy and environmental initiatives, and the economic benefits of an accurate and reliable measurement infrastructure.

Target Audience: The side event targeted high level government officials and senior staff members including energy, environment, science and technology agencies, national metrology institutes, normalization and accreditation institutions, regulators and policy- and law makers, and universities.

Point of Contact: Magdalena Navarro NIST (magdalena.navarro [at] nist.gov) TBC and Bibiana Serna OAS (bserna [at] oas.org)

Agenda & Presentations

Created September 22, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019