Online and in-person: Faculty House, Columbia University, New York
Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) clean energy transition faces a unique set of challenges. Home to over 650 million people across 33 countries, and vulnerable to climate shocks, LAC is also one of the most divergent and unequal regions of the world, with over 16 million people without access to electricity. At the same time, LAC is endowed with key natural resources, from oil and gas to renewable energy to critical minerals. Historically, the region has been a major provider of important commodities to the world including food products, grains, minerals, and crude oil.
LAC’s energy transition is at a crossroads, facing simultaneously the continued effects of the energy crisis, high inflation, and geopolitical reconfigurations. Join a discussion on the recent political and geopolitical developments and their potential impact on LAC’s energy transition, the region’s role in global energy markets, global supply chains and on the critical mining commodities that are necessary for the global clean energy transition.