ONLINE EVENT: Sixth Annual Latin America Energy Conference – Transformation though Turmoil

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2022 has been a year of turmoil and transformation for Latin America’s energy sector. Amidst a geopolitical energy crisis, regional political turnover, mounting climate impacts, and governance challenges, new energy investments face acute volatility and uncertainty. Despite this turbulence, the transition to renewable energy is progressing at an ever-quickening pace. In tandem with government decarbonization plans, private sector actors are announcing net-zero strategies that will advance the energy transition and create a range of investment opportunities, and technological advancements are contributing to cleaner and more secure energy systems.  

In this context, the Sixth 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. 

We invite participants to submit questions through the Q&A function in Zoom or by emailing 


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Regional Energy Security



Diego Rivera Riota, Research Associate, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University



Silvio Cascione, Director, Brazil, Eurasia Group



David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC



Beth Urbanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asia and the Americas, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Energy


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Paths to Net-Zero Emissions in the Private Sector




Barbara Blakely, Corporate Relations Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, Shell plc



Tara Guelig, Director, Sustainability and Impact, The Lightsmith Group 



RoseAnne Franco, Partner, Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)





Julie Evans, Manager, Environment & Social Sustainability Unit, Americas Region, RINA


12:00 PM – 12:15 PM





12:15 PM – 1:15 PM


Disruptor Technologies Accelerating the Energy Transition




Lisa Viscidi, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, & Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue



Pedro Brancante, Executive Manager, External Relations, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)



Adrian Howe, Senior Power Sector Analyst, US Department of State





Natasha Vidangos, Senior Director for Climate Innovation and Technology, Environmental Defense Fund


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