Robert Collier analyzes the state of play for climate change initiatives in the Americas.
When Chilean President Sebastian Piñera inaugurated an electric car charging station last April, there was plenty of optimism far and wide. The facility in the nation’s capital, Santiago, was the first of its kind in Latin America, and its grand opening seemed like a bellwether event. Perhaps it would show the way for a new era of alternative fuel vehicles in the region. Perhaps it might even signal Latin America’s shift toward leadership on climate change policy in general.