Analysis

foto de una area rural verde en Colombia

Ideas para vincular regalías, cambio climático y la recuperación verde

A medida que Colombia trata de recuperarse de la devastación económica que le ha generado el Covid-19, también debe esforzarse en el cumplimiento de sus metas en materia de cambio climático y la creación de un modelo de desarrollo más sostenible. Los ingresos fiscales procedentes de la producción de minería e hidrocarburos podrían utilizarse para cumplir con esos importantes objetivos.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

Colombia’s Supreme Court last week freed former FARC rebel leader Seuxis Hernández, also known as Jesús Santrich, who is wanted on cocaine trafficking charges in the United States. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Are Colombia’s Courts Capable of Keeping the Peace?

What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to release former FARC leader Seuxis Hernández?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Maria Velez de Berliner, César Caballero

Latin America Advisor ˙

Challenges to electricity access in Colombia

Providing reliable, clean energy to Colombia’s growing population will be a tremendous challenge in the coming years, especially in light of the peace process with the FARC.

Lisa Viscidi

Event Summaries ˙

Report Cover for Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change

Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition

Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) have made important advances in slashing emissions from their operations through techniques such as reducing flaring, improving energy efficiency, and injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank. Yet, progress in producing lower carbon energy sources for consumers has been sluggish, no Latin American NOC has committed to net zero emissions, and for some companies emissions are on the rise, the report finds.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips, Paola Carvajal, Carlos Sucre

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Charging Ahead: The Growth of Electric Car and Bus Markets in Latin American Cities

Although electric mobility is at an early stage in Latin America, several cities have made significant advances. This new report addresses a number of critical questions about electric transportation in Latin America, drawing on case studies of six urban electric car and bus markets that have seen among the fastest growth in the region.

Lisa Viscidi, Guy Edwards, Carlos Mojica

Reports ˙

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Es hora de utilizar los ingresos de las industrias extractivas para combatir el cambio climático y promover la recuperación verde

Durante un evento del Diálogo Interamericano el 16 de diciembre, se enfatizó en que a medida que las economías intentan reconstruirse luego de la crisis generada por el Covid-19, surge la oportunidad de acelerar la mitigación del cambio climático, la adaptación al mismo, y de elaborar modelos económicos más sostenibles. Los ingresos de las industrias extractivas pueden proporcionar recursos cruciales para cumplir este objetivo bajo un modelo eficiente en términos de inclusión social e impacto ambiental.

María José Rocha

Event Summaries ˙

Private sector investment Video

Private Sector and Early Childhood Investment

On August 13, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Education Program, the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), UNICEF and United Way convened a virtual seminar on the role of the private sector in early childhood development in Latin America.

Daniela Saez, Martha Guerrero

Event Summaries ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque is cracking down on possession of illegal drugs in public. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Is Duque Pursuing the Right Anti-Drug Policies?

Will Colombia’s new policies under President Iván Duque curb drug trade and consumption?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Hannah Hetzer, Barry R. McCaffrey, Vanda Felbab-Brown

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “Los temas en la agenda van a ser un poco más diversos de lo que hemos visto durante los años de Trump.”

En medio de la incertidumbre que supone la llegada de Joe Biden a la presidencia de Estados Unidos, Red+ Noticias habló con Michael Shifter, el presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, sobre lo que será la relación de Estados Unidos con América Latina. Se conversó también sobre el cambio que la llegada de Joe Biden a la Casa Blanca supone para la política exterior de Estados Unidos hacia Venezuela, Colombia y China. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Red+ Noticias

PLC Member in the News: Claudia Blum

Dialogue Presidents Leadership Council member Claudia Blum has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.

Claudia Blum

Member in the News ˙

Video

Colombia expands national parks and ethnic community lands

Under President Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian government has vastly expanded protected areas, creating new national parks and providing land titles to indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in the Amazon, Chocó and other important forest regions. However, many challenges remain. National parks and indigenous and Afro-Colombian lands continue to be threatened by illegal occupation, coca cultivation and illegal gold mining.

Lisa Viscidi

Event Summaries ˙

Afro Colombian childre Video

Public Policies for Afro-Descendant Communities in Colombia

Much remains to be done to protect and promote Afro-Descendant communities’ rights and development in Colombia, according to the panel discussion hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, the Gender and Diversity Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank, and Phelps Stokes on May 20, 2011. Although Colombia has made steps in the right direction, current policies need to be reinforced. It was also suggested that Afro-Descendants work together across countries and communities to better envision a common purpose and to strengthen their political influence.

Mariellen Jewers

Event Summaries ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque, who took office this year, has backed away from suggestions he would scuttle the 2016 peace accord. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Two Years In, Is Peace Taking Hold in Colombia?

How well is peace taking hold in Colombia, two years after the signing of the peace accord?

Antonio Navarro Wolff, Adam Isacson, Martha Maya, María Teresa Aya

Latin America Advisor ˙