On June 19, Colombians elected Senator Gustavo Petro as the country’s first leftist president, a development with significant implications for energy policy. Among other measures, Petro has pledged to halt new oil exploration and fracking pilot projects while vowing to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. However, he faces political and institutional constraints to enacting his vision, including Congress, as well as economic challenges—oil and coal accounted for almost half of Colombian exports in 2021. This event will explore Petro’s energy and climate promises, the prospects for fulfilling them as president, and the impacts on the country’s important energy industries.
Program Manager, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue
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Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue (@EnergyCC_IAD)