Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas
15 Apr 2010
16 Apr 2010
Washington, D.C., United States
Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State; Luis Alberto Moreno, IDB President and Energy Ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss challenges of energy security and climate change.
This event is by invitation only.
For further information, please contact Silvana Capuzzo, email@example.com
Where: April 15
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
1330 New York Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20577
Where: April 16
Organization of American States (OAS)
17th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
In April 2009, leaders from across the Western Hemisphere met in Trinidad & Tobago for the Fifth Summit of the Americas. During the course of the Summit, hemispheric leaders agreed that ensuring energy security, promoting alternative energy resources and acting in unison to confront the effects of global climate change are among the greatest challenges facing our community of nations. One of the proposals that was set forth in Port of Spain focused on ways to increase cooperation in the hemisphere; a framework for an “Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas” or ECPA.
This meeting of over 30 energy ministers and country representatives from the Americas in Washington, D.C. further supports the ECPA process and has been called by Energy Secretary Steven Chu in an effort to deepen regional participation and commitment to ECPA and to advance the goals laid out in Trinidad & Tobago for the initiative.
April 15, Inter-American Development Bank |
Agenda | News Release
8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome
David B. Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
8:35 – 8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks
IDBtv: President Moreno’s opening remarks
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
8:50 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Address
IDBtv: Secretary Chu at the press conference
Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
IDB – DOE ECPA MOU Signing Ceremony
9:45 – 12:45 a.m.
Panels and Working Sessions on Renewable Energy,
Cleaner and More Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels and Energy Poverty
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Keynote Speech
IDBtv: Secretary Clinton’s keynote speech
Introduction: Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
Keynote Speech: Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
2:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Panels and Working Sessions on Energy Efficiency, Electric Power & Gas Infrastructure and Financiing Mechanisms & Policy Frameworks
5 – 7 p.m. Closing Remarks and Reception
Dan Poneman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
With the participation of:
Ricardo Raineri, Minister of Energy, Chile;
Hernán Martinez Torres, Minister of Energy and Mining, Colombia;
Pedro Sanchez, Minister of Energy and Mines, Peru;
Jose Coimbra, Minister of Mines & Energy, Brazil;
Jacques Gabriel, Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communication, Haiti;
Additional information about this event: http://www.iamericas.org/ministerial/