10:00 to 11:00 am ET
Energy Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean
Council of the Americas hosts an expert panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of an energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The transition to a zero-carbon future in Latin America and the Caribbean will be difficult. This public program will examine the challenges the region faces in reducing its carbon output while meeting its growing energy needs. Despite challenges, there are opportunities to meet rising energy demand using existing and future energy sources in ways that maintain affordability, reliability, and sustainability while expanding access to growing communities and industries in the region.
Please join the Council of the Americas for a virtual conversation on the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. Experts and practitioners will discuss the impact of ongoing global events, the role of various energy sources in the transition and how governments—with the support of the private sector and local communities—can stimulate needed investment and develop policies that maximize energy, economic, and climate security.
- Omar Paganini, Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay
- Beth Urbanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asia and the Americas, U.S. Department of Energy
- Ariel Yépez-García, Manager, Infrastructure and Energy Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
- Julie Mulkerin Ortiz, General Manager, Decarbonization Strategy, Chevron
- Sean Porter, Development, New Businesses and Commercial Director, Energy Unit, Capital Business Group, CMI
- Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas( Moderator)