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Carolina Quijada

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Carolina Quijada is the co-founder of Youth and Climate Change, the first Panamanian NGO led by young people who address climate change issues and a Mechanical Engineer. She is a recipient of the 2022 Student Energy Fellowship program and Energy transition advocate by conviction.

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The untold stories: what the energy transition looks like in a developing economy

24.9% of the Panamanian population is between the ages of 15 and 29, a quality characteristic of developing countries. What does the energy transition look like here and now, where efforts to advance the energy transition are surrounded by difficult social conditions?

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Addressing the challenges of decarbonizing cooling in Panama
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Carolina Quijada

Addressing the challenges of decarbonizing cooling in Panama

Environmental Sustainability

Panama is a tropical country located in Central America, where the average temperature is 28 °C, although it can reach 32 °C in the city, with high percentages of humidity and where cooling and refrigeration makes up 53% of the final energy demand. That is more than 50% of the country's final energy production and yet, most of the energy transition debate in Panama has been focused on electricity. Why is air conditioning and refrigeration the blind spot of the energy transition in Panama?

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Addressing the challenges of decarbonizing cooling in Panama


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