Online Event: Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference – Transition and Recovery

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2021 has been a year of transition for Latin America’s energy sector. Midterm elections in Mexico altered political dynamics, while major votes are on the horizon next year in Brazil and Colombia—ushering in changes to energy policy in these countries. Rising social unrest and local opposition to energy projects have impacted investments throughout the region. As economies seek to rebuild in the wake of Covid-19, the energy sector will be paramount for economic recovery and growth. Advances in the energy transition also bring new opportunities for Latin America, from biofuels to carbon capture and storage. The start of the Biden administration this year has led to increased cooperation on areas such as clean energy technology and climate finance.

In this context, the Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference will convene energy company executives, US and Latin American government officials, and international and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the most pressing energy policy issues in the hemisphere.

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Agenda

9:00am – 9:05am

 

Opening Remarks

 

 

 

Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue

 

9:05am – 9:30am

 

Keynote Presentation

 

 

 

Speaker 

Jake Levine, Chief Climate Officer, US International Development Finance Corporation

 

 

 

Moderator

Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue

 

9:30am – 10:15am

 

Low Carbon Technology for the Oil and Transport Sectors

 

    Panelists           

Beatriz Pupo, Senior Biofuels Analyst, S&P Global Platts

 

     

RoseAnne Franco, Partner, Corporate Sustainability and Climate, Environmental Resources Management

 

     

Marco Margheri, Head of U.S. Relations, Eni SpA

 

    Moderator       

Zdenka Myslikova, Postdoctoral Fellow, Climate Policy Lab, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

 

10:15am – 10:45am

 

Break

 

10:45am – 11:30am 

 

Political Risk in Latin America’s Oil Sector

 

   

Panelists        

Sylvia Escovar, Chair, Board of Directors, GeoPark

 

     

Jimena Blanco, Research Director and Head of Risk Insights, Americas, Verisk Maplecroft

 

     

Ixchel Castro, Research Director, Head of Refining and Assets, Wood Mackenzie

 

 

 

Moderator    

Alexandra Valderrama, Senior Director, International Government Affairs, Western Hemisphere, Chevron

 

11:30am – 12:15pm 

 

Social Movements and the Energy Sector

 

   

Panelists        

Felipe Bahamondez, Founding Partner, DLA Piper

 

     

Thomas Singh, Director, University of Guyana, GREEN Institute; Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Guyana 

 

     

José Zapata, Partner, Holland & Knight

 

 

 

Moderator    

Laurie Fitzmaurice, Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

 

12:15pm – 12:30pm

 

Break

 

12:30pm – 1:00pm 

 

Fireside Chat: The Energy Transition in Latin America

 

    Panelists           

Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist, Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina

 

     

Gabriel Prudencio, Head of Sustainable Energies Division, Ministry of Energy, Chile

 

    Moderator     

Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue

 

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