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Latin America leading race to hit Paris Agreement goals

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Bolivian President Evo Morales upon his arrival at the Elysée palace on December 12, 2017.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Bolivian President Evo Morales at the One Planet Summit in December 2017. Photo: Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty Images

Latin America may be taking more concrete steps to meet Paris Agreement targets than any other region, according to a new report from the Atlantic Council.

Why it matters: Ahead of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), when countries will check in on their national plans to implement the Paris Agreement, Latin America has demonstrated how smart policy and government support can lower fuel costs and emissions. Energy solutions developed there could be showcased at COP24 for other developing countries to emulate.