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Photo of U.S. President Joe Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act

What Will Climate Investments Mean for Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on climate commitments in the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and their impact on Latin America and the Caribbean.

MK Vereen, Nate Graham, José Goldemberg, Leila Salazar-López, Diana Chavez

Latin America Advisor ˙

Le Maron Inconnu Statue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

How to Break the Stalemate in Haiti

What is needed is a consensus roadmap for policymakers — both in Haiti and among key international actors — that responds to Haiti’s needs over the horizon.

Georges Fauriol, Peter Hakim, Keith Mines, Enrique ter Horst

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ USIP

Governments in the United States, Europe and elsewhere are seeking to use tariffs on goods such as steel to help lower carbon emissions. // File Photo: Pixabay.

What Would Carbon Tariffs Mean for Steel Producers?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of carbon tariffs on steel imports in Latin America.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Nasim Fussell, Cecilia Aguillón

Latin America Advisor ˙

U.S. and Mexican delegations met earlier this month in Washington to relaunch the countries’ High-Level Economic Dialogue.

What Will the U.S.- Mexico Economic Talks Accomplish?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the resumption of high-level economic talks between the United States and Mexico.

Nicolás Mariscal, Tara Hariharan, Michael C. Camuñez, Myriam Rubalcava, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Earl Anthony Wayne

Latin America Advisor ˙

Nature scene of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Sustainable Investment Is Flooding the Market

Companies are increasingly under pressure from the public and regulators to both disclose and improve environment, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Such regulations in Europe and the United States will nudge investors toward low emissions projects. All this capital has to be put somewhere, and Latin America and other emerging markets are well positioned to become big recipients of these increased climate-focused flows.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

Row of solar PV panels

Energy and Climate Change: Latin America as a Strategic Player

In an interview with The Science of Where Magazine, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, and Sarah Phillips, program assistant, discussed Latin America’s progress toward the energy transition and its geopolitical implications. 

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Science of Where Magazine

Amazon rainforest Video

Can Biden Woo the World on Climate Change?

In an interview with BBC’s Business Daily, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, discussed President Biden’s climate foreign policy, deforestation in the Amazon, and US-Brazil relations.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC

A red train is pictured against a landscape background.

Is a Proposed Rail Merger Good for North America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the possibility of the first railway to connect Mexico, Canada and the United State and its significance.

Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Francisco Sánchez, Ellen Voie, Mike Steenhoek

Latin America Advisor ˙

Tania Ortiz Mena, Enrique Ochoa Reza, David Goldwyn, Lisa Viscidi

Private Roundtable on US-Mexico Energy Cooperation

The energy markets of the United States and Mexico are deeply integrated, to the benefit of both countries and their economies. The new US administration has a clear interest in preserving and expanding this fruitful relationship while advancing its ambitious clean energy and climate goals, both at home and abroad. On March 11, the Inter-American Dialogue held a private roundtable on US-Mexico energy cooperation.

Event Summaries ˙

Cover of UCSD US-Mexico Forum 2025 Energy & Sustainability Report showing a wind farm

US-Mexico Forum 2025: Energy and Sustainability Report

The world is in a transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that will change the way we use and produce energy and shape the sustainability of our planet. This paper, published by UC San Diego, addresses how Mexico and the United States can use their energy resources to deliver jobs, economic prosperity, and social justice at this transformational juncture in history, examining three areas fundamental to the US-Mexico energy relationship: sustainability; hydrocarbons; and gas, power, and renewables.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Pascual, Angélica Ruiz, David Crisostomo, Samantha Gross, Verónica Irastorza, Alejandra León, Jeremy Martin, John McNeece, Isabel Studer

Reports ˙ ˙ UC San Diego

Lisa Viscidi speaking during the event Video

Viscidi: Biden’s climate foreign policy “should start with Latin America”

On February 2, the Embassy of Argentina in the United States and the World Resources Institute hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how the Biden administration could engage with Argentina, and with Latin America and the Caribbean more broadly, on areas such as clean energy, climate change adaptation, and conservation.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Embassy of Argentina in the United States

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with his former Mexican and U.S. counterparts, Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama.

Will Another ‘Three Amigos’ Summit Happen Anytime Soon?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the future of North American relations under a Biden administration.

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Laura Carlsen, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Christopher Sands, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Carlos Vejar

Latin America Advisor ˙