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Institute of the Americas

For 40 years, the Institute of the Americas has promoted sound public policy and fostered cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders across the hemisphere.
Our diverse programs emphasize innovation and technological advancement as the key to building 21st-century economies in the Americas. 

Institute of the Americas

For 40 years, the Institute of the Americas has promoted sound public policy and fostered cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders across the hemisphere.
Our diverse programs emphasize innovation and technological advancement as the key to building 21st-century economies in the Americas. 

Our People

Our board members, advisory council members, experts and staff collectively represent a diverse range of backgrounds and geographic locales across the Americas that help further the goals and objectives of the Institute.
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Our Programs

Energy & Sustainability Program

Energy & Sustainability Program

The Institute’s Energy & Sustainability Program is committed to shaping public policy and informing the public on matters related to energy development…

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Environment & Climate Change Program

Environment & Climate Change Program

The Institute is committed to catalyzing expanded sustainability leadership and climate action among the private sector to tackle climate change, minimize…

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STEAM Program

STEAM Program

The Institute’s programmatic initiative that brings 13 years of STEAM education experience to deliver high-quality experiential learning…

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Our Partners

The Institute partners with diverse public, private, non-profit and academic organizations throughout the Americas to further our organizational mission.
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Our Latest Reports

Scope 3 Emissions Decarbonization Across The Supply Chain

Scope 3 Emissions Decarbonization Across The Supply Chain

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published on March 2022, a draft regulation to require public companies to disclose climate risks as well as carbon dioxide and methane emissions, including those from their suppliers (Scope 3 emissions). …

Emissions and Effluents from Cruise Ships in the Bay of La Paz, Mexico From January 2020 to June 2021

Emissions and Effluents from Cruise Ships in the Bay of La Paz, Mexico From January 2020 to June 2021

Cruise ships introduce polluting emissions into the atmosphere, even when at anchor. Additionally, a growing number of these vessels are retrofitted with Exhaust …

A Hemispheric Analysis of Scrubber Washwater Discharge Regulations in Countries of the Americas

A Hemispheric Analysis of Scrubber Washwater Discharge Regulations in Countries of the Americas

In an effort to reduce the maritime industry’s adverse environmental health impacts, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued a regulation (IMO-2020) ….

Easter and Electricity in Mexico – The Electric Sector Reform Debate, Congressional Vote and What Comes Next

Easter and Electricity in Mexico – The Electric Sector Reform Debate, Congressional Vote and What Comes Next

For insights and perspectives on the electricity reform debate, we convened our Mexico team to prepare short summaries of where they view the sector.. …

Proposed Agenda for U.S. – Mexico Climate Change Discussions and Potential Collaboration

Proposed Agenda for U.S. – Mexico Climate Change Discussions and Potential Collaboration

The U.S.-Mexico Climate Change Working Group—sponsored by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UCSD (USMEX); the Sustainable Development Goals…

Las Californias Blue Carbon Initiative Report

Las Californias Blue Carbon Initiative Report

Examining cross-border, nature-based market solutions to protect blue carbon coastal ecosystems in California and the Baja California Peninsula.DOWNLO …

Upcoming Events

U.S. Policies Towards Authoritarian States in the Americas: Fresh Thinking Amidst Changing Geo-Politics

12-13

MAY  2022

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U.S. Policies Towards Authoritarian States in the Americas: Fresh Thinking Amidst Changing Geo-Politics

 

 

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Argentina Energy Roundtable

16-17

MAY  2022

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Argentina Energy Roundtable

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Luis de la Calle, “USMCA & the Future of Mexican Economic Competitiveness”

23

MAY  2022
6 pm PDT

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Luis de la Calle, “USMCA & the Future of Mexican Economic Competitiveness”

 

 

 

 

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Pacific Climate Forum of the Americas

2-3

JUNE  2022

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Pacific Climate Forum of the Americas

 

 

 

 

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Geothermal across the Americas - A Three-Part Webinar Series exploring the potential of geothermal

10

JUNE  2022
8 am PT/11am ET

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Geothermal across the Americas – A Three-Part Webinar Series exploring the potential of geothermal (Part I)

 

 

 

 

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2022-02-21

Energy matters – Hot on the trail

2022-01-18

El rol del gas natural en la transición energética de América Latina

2022-01-12

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2022-01-02

Energy matters – Hung out to dry

2021-12-09

Energy matters – Top of The (Energy) Pops

2021-12-02

The Common Sense Colloquy: Q&A with Richard Kiy of Institute of the Americas

2021-11-23

Energy matters – 2022: The Year of Stabilisation?

2021-11-18

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2021-11-17

Mexico ranks 12th on list of most polluting countries: study

2021-11-17

Instituto de las Américas resalta los desafíos climáticos que enfrenta el continente americano

2021-11-09

La Jolla’s Institute of the Americas celebrates 40 years of bridging borders in Western Hemisphere - La Jolla Light

2021-11-07

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2021-10-26

Latin America Heads to Glasgow Climate Summit with Half-Empty Hands

2021-10-24

Thomas A. Shannon, subsecretario de Estado con Obama: “Biden no está avanzando con lentitud en Latinoamérica, sino con cuidado”

2021-10-22

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2021-10-11

Energy matters © VOL. 33 – Another fine mess

2021-10-11

El litio es una oportunidad para Cali-Baja: Jeremy Martin

2021-09-10

Entregarán a presidenciables hoja de ruta para desarrollar sector eléctrico

2021-09-08

Se está perdiendo el 40% de la energía y proyectan una crisis insostenible a 4 años

2021-09-07

Digital Wallet Crash day one of El Salvador’s Bitcoin Uptake

2021-09-02

Reforma Energética de 2013, ¿éxito o fracaso para México?

2021-08-23

ENERGY MATTERS © VOL. 32

2021-08-15

La vieja discusión sobre la integración de los mercados regionales de gas natural

2021-06-14

Energy matters – Blow the whistle, we have reached half-time

2021-06-10

Election returns in Mexico ‘put up a yellow light’ on upending energy reform

2021-06-01

Biden Administration Extends Special oil License in Venezuela to U.S. Companies

2021-05-29

Latin America’s Challenge of Financing Energy Recovery

2021-05-28

Manzano propone invertir "trillones y no billones" para reducir emisiones de carbono y achicar la brecha financiera en la región

2021-05-28

América Latina ante el reto de financiar la recuperación energética

2021-05-21

Transición energética progresa en América Central y el Caribe

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América del Sur tiene sueños gasíferos

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South America’s Gas Dreams

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América Latina apuesta fuerte por el hidrógeno

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Latin America Bets Heavily on Hydrogen

2021-04-30

Bill Richardson: “Quiero ver un nuevo acuerdo comercial de energías renovables entre las Américas”

2021-04-27

Prevén reducción de gas para la transición energética

2021-04-22

Political Risk Analysis: Is Mexico Declaring War Against Clean Energy?

2021-04-16

Petro to Electro: It is the Dragon vs the Rest on critical minerals

2021-04-16

Listen: New regulations have broad implications for Mexico's midstream, power sectors

2021-04-14

Empresas pueden recurrir a amparos en energía: Clouthier

2021-04-14

Secretaría de Economía trabaja junto con CFE para atraer inversiones en sector eléctrico

2021-04-14

México trabaja en atraer inversiones en energía eléctrica: SE

2021-04-06

Latin America Looking to Take Slice of Global Hydrogen Pie

2021-04-06

En época de crisis, las Energías Renovables son una decisión inteligente de negocios

2021-03-18

Mexico's Pemex discovers 1.2 billion boe complex in Tabasco region: CEO

2021-03-17

Circular economy and green technology dominate TRENDS Research & Advisory symposium on energy and sustainability

2021-03-08

Mexico’s president looks to upend energy reform measures

2021-03-07

Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State

2021-02-26

La mejor forma de fortalecer a CFE no es aislándola, sino permitiéndole competir y asociarse

2021-02-24

Experiencia californiana aplicable a políticas energéticas de región: subastas, descentralización, incentivos y transparencia

2021-02-22

ANZMEX Energy Matters – All things bright and beautiful

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Panamá: ¿un país atractivo para las inversiones en energía?

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China y EE.UU.: la pugna por ganar presencia en América Latina

2021-02-16

Regional NGO says Biden must re-engage the region to combat Chinese influence- Trump ignored the region to America’s detriment

2021-02-12

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2021-02-02

Mexican electricity reform set to raise trade tensions with US

2021-02-01

Mexico was once a climate leader – now it's betting big on coal

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Pide EU a México abrir la inversión en energía

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Plantean un nuevo camino regulatorio y financiero para la generación distribuida en Ecuador

2021-01-18

Energy matters © VOL. 29 – Mexico’s signals and signposts

2021-01-17

OLADE exhorta a gobiernos latinoamericanos a desarrollar políticas energéticas a largo plazo

2021-01-15

Ecuador refinery project caps Moreno reform effort

2021-01-11

Exxon had offered more gas per day than Guyana needs – Patterson admits

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