One of the early efforts to develop a coordinated strategy on renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean occurred in August 1996, when representatives from 34 countries in the region met in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to discuss this issue. The conference discussions were aimed at hammering out an agenda for the Summit of the Americas, which was scheduled for Bolivia Dec. 7-8, 1996. The summit was to focus on promoting clean and renewable energy sources as a basis for sustainable development in the region.
NotiSur Writers. "Regional governments promote renewable energy sources and integration projects for sustainable development." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/121