Analysis

What Will COP20 Achieve?

What are the opportunities for progress and regional cooperation on climate change in the Americas?

Lisa Viscidi, Ana R. Ríos, Ramiro Fernández, Milena Gonzalez, Timmons Roberts

A Difficult Balancing Act

After winning a second term, the hard work now begins for President Juan Manuel Santos.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

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Shale Gas in Latin America

A boom in the production of shale gas and other unconventionals has prompted a rethinking of energy policy in countries throughout the hemisphere and the world.

Timothy Stackhouse

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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.

Lorenzo Morales

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The Energy of Transportation: A Focus on Latin American Urban Transportation

Addressing Latin America’s transportation challenges requires an integrated approach that includes stemming the growth in demand for private vehicles through the improvement of public transportation systems and non-motorized forms of transport; raising the levels of fuel efficiency and fuel quality; and diversifying fuel sources.

Lisa Viscidi, Rebecca O’Connor

Books ˙ ˙ The Energy of Transportation: A Focus on Latin American Urban Transportation

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La dañada industria energética en Venezuela

Directora del Programa de Energía Lisa Viscidi habló con El Financiero TV sobre la grave condición de la industria energética en Venezuela, las medidas que serían necesarias para recuperarla y las barreras para lograrlo.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Financiero TV

Turmoil in South America and the Impact on Energy Markets

2019 has been a tumultuous year for South America. In recent months, mass protests have swept across several countries, including major oil and gas producers Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Continued political and social turbulence will likely contribute to stagnant oil and gas production growth in these countries. Conversely, Brazil and Guyana are on track to become the region’s largest sources of supply growth.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Istituto Affari Internazionali

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Climate Adaptation in the Northern Triangle: How the United States Can Foster Locally Led and Sustainable Change

This report, informed by the Dialogue’s Task Force on Climate Change in the Northern Triangle, complements the recommendations of the previous report in the series, on themes such as agriculture, water, energy, and finance, with strategic recommendations for US assistance to foster effective and sustainable adaptation, especially through empowering local leadership.

Nate Graham, MK Vereen, Allison Woolverton

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Report

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Energy Policy in Brazil: What’s Next for Upstream, Refining and LNG?

The Brazilian oil & gas industry is going through its “largest transformation ever,” said Décio Oddone, Director-General for the Brazilian National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) at an event organized by the Inter-American Dialogue on June 28th.

Nate Graham, Daniela Vayas

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Brazil’s Energy Sector Needs Reform. Is Bolsonaro Up to the Task?

Revitalizing Brazil’s energy sector will be key to Jair Bolsonaro’s success as president – but so far, he’s had mixed results when it comes to getting reforms through Congress. Unless Bolsonaro learns to work with legislators and ease turbulence within his government, Brazil’s missing energy reforms will continue to threaten its economy, and its politics.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly