• US – Latin America Energy Investment under the Trump Administration

    On March 7th, the Inter-American Dialogue and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America organized a roundtable with a diverse group of experts to provide input for a forthcoming report on US investment in Latin American energy.

    Mar 8 2017
  • Trump and Latin American Energy: The Costs of Cutting Ties

    Cuts to Washington’s energy engagement could undermine the connections that help support U.S.–Latin American cooperation on issues from security to immigration. When it comes to weakening energy integration in the Americas, there are few winners.

    Feb 24 2017
  • Colombia’s peace deal brings opportunity for environmental protection

    Peace in Colombia promises to bring many environmental benefits to the country but also poses environmental risks associated with the rural development plans contemplated in the post-conflict agenda.

    Feb 23 2017
  • Climate change poses risks to investors & companies in Latin America

    Financial risks to companies and investors associated with climate change will become more important in the coming years as countries look to decarbonize their economies.

    Feb 2 2017
  • Oil and Commodities: The End of the “Age of Abundance”

    Across Latin America, the sustained decline in global oil prices has had a profound impact on economic growth, political stability and the viability of resource nationalism – when governments assert more control over the nation’s natural resources.

    Feb 2 2017
  • Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia

    Colombia should integrate environmental considerations into its rural economic development plans to avoid an increase in deforestation associated with the post-conflict transition.

    Jan 25 2017
  • How Will US Energy Policy Shifts Alter Relations with Latin America?

    President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to overhaul US energy and foreign policy in ways that could have important impacts on energy relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Dec 14 2016
  • How Can Latin America Move to Low-Carbon Energy?

    Latin America faces some of the toughest obstacles to halting energy emissions, but many countries in the region also have among the best opportunities to reach climate goals.

    Nov 28 2016
  • Can Latin America transition to low carbon energy?

    The agreements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and COP21 in Paris put Latin American governments in a crucial stage to take action by developing adequate policies to scale up investments in renewable energy and making alliances to receive capacity-building and technological support.

    Oct 19 2016
  • Venezuela’s Oil Sector: On the Brink of Collapse?

    Venezuela’s oil industry has been in decline for years due to mismanagement and lack of investment. But this year, the industry’s problems seem to have multiplied as a result of the sharp decline in global oil prices.

    Oct 18 2016