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Christian Parra

Christian is part of the Climate Change Team of Advisory Services Division at IDB Invest, which he joined in 2017. He is responsible for coordinating advisory projects in the energy sector. Before joining the IDB Group, he held positions as: National Director of Climate Change Mitigation for the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Coordinator at the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), Coordinator of the Low Emission Capacity Building program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), researcher at Ecuador’s National Institute of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, officer at the Ministry of Energy of Ecuador, as well as independent consultant for the private sector. Christian is a PhD candidate from The Valladolid University (Spain), holds a master’s degree in sustainable energy development from the University of Calgary (Canada) and an undergraduate degree as agricultural engineer from The central University of Ecuador.

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Energy-Efficient Manufacturing in Latin America and the Caribbean: Just Cheaper & Better

Energy efficiency is the most effective mechanism for reducing gas emissions. The manufacturing sector in Latin America and the Caribbean can do its part for the environment while lowering financing costs through international certifications for its energy management systems.