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VIDEO | Latin America’s Energy Transition: Time for a Breakthrough?

On November 1 2023, AQ hosted an in-person program with the newest developments in Latin America's clean energy transition.
Lithium mining in northern Chile's Salar de Atacama in October 2022Lucas Aguayo Araos/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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While no one doubts Latin America’s potential in areas like green hydrogen and lithium, and some projects are moving forward, the region is still punching below its weight in terms of attracting investment. Where are the areas of greatest opportunity? What can we expect from politics in Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil? What is the role of state-run companies? This event launched AQ’s latest special report on economic prospects despite the headwinds in Latin America.


  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Professor of Professional Practice in Global Leadership at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Director of the MPA in Global Leadership; Global Senior Research Fellow at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy; and former Minister of Finance and of Energy, Colombia

  • Luisa Palacios, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA; Adjunct Professor at Columbia University SIPA and former Chairwoman, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

  • José Enrique Arrioja, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly (moderator)

November 1, 2023

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