As part of his energy and climate campaign promises, Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro’s intention to halt oil exploration and pilot fracking projects and accelerate the transition to renewable energy raises questions about the direction of energy policy in the country.
On June 7, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, hosted the first Mayors Summit ahead of the IX Summit of the Americas.
On July 13, 2022, Think Tank Haiti, a collaborative initiative between the Inter-American Dialogue and the Quisqueya University in Haiti hosted a webinar on the outcomes of international aid in Haiti. The panel featured a diverse group of experts, discussing why aid may have failed in Haiti as well as what Haiti and donor countries can do to mitigate future poor performance.
Jacky Lumarque, Daniel Dorsainvil, Michaëlle Jean, Pierre-Marie Boisson, Jake Johnston, Georges Fauriol
On July 13, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Truman Center for National Policy focused on the next Cities Summit to be held in Denver in 2023.
On June 28, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a webinar entitled “Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC – Prospects and Pathways”. This online event sought to explore public and private sector plans to develop the hydrogen industry in the region, specifically focusing on barriers to the production, use, and commercialization of low-carbon hydrogen as well as international and cross-sectoral cooperation strategies to accelerate the implementation of this technology.
On June 17, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public event with Assistant Secretary of State Brian A. Nichols to discuss the achievements of the Ninth Summit of the Americas and inter-American cooperation moving forward.
On November 10, 2021 and February 17, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, together with the Presidential Council for Children and Adolescents and with the support of the LEGO Foundation, organized two events to explore and reflect on the role of play in Colombia’s early childhood agenda.
On May 9, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public event to discuss the current democratic erosion in Nicaragua and the ways the international community should react to increasing impunity by the Ortega-Murillo regime.
On April 12, the Inter-American Dialogue and Boston University Global Development Policy Center co-hosted a public event to consider key trends in China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) economic relations.