Countries across Latin America have experienced some of the worst impacts of the pandemic, which have created major challenges in the energy sector. Even as these countries work to manage the human suffering caused by Covid-19, some in the region are strongly embracing the need for changes in energy policy, accelerating their low-carbon transition, and building new supply chains. Others are redoubling their focus on legacy energy systems. Which trends will predominate in the region?

The Center on Global Energy Policy was pleased to host a panel of experts that examined the promise and challenge in Latin America’s energy future as part of our 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit.

Moderator:

  • Laurie Fitzmaurice, Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Speakers:

  • Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas, Visiting Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
  • The Honorable Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy and Mining, Chile
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, Former President, Inter-American Development Bank and Advisory Board Member, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

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