Fostering a Deeper Understanding of the Western Hemisphere’s Most Critical Energy and Sustainability Issues


Building a 21st Century Economy that Puts People First.


July 1-13, 2018
Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists: Science & Innovation Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2018The ninenth annual Science and Innovation Summer Camp, designed to underscore the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), will host students from countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S.

August 12-17, 2018
Professional Workshop for STEM Instructors

Teachers Camp 2018The Professional Workshop for STEM Instructors will take place August 2017. The five-day workshop, engages high school instructors in an idea-generating program designed to promote innovative teaching techniques in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


Innovation and Culture at the Border


Government Intervention in the Natural Gas Market:The Argentina Case

Given the evolution of its policy environment over the last 25 years, Argentina provides an excellent case study of the role of the government in managing the energy sector. In particular, development of the country’s natural gas industry, subsequent liberalization of the natural gas market, and then with the economic crisis of 2001-2002 a period of heavy government intervention in planning and markets provide ample lessons.
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Strong US-Mexico energy ties expected to withstand uncertainties

US-Mexico energy relationships are sufficiently strong to withstand uncertainties ranging from the North American Free Trade Agreement’srenegotiations to Mexico’s upcoming presidential election, speakers agreed at a Dec. 15 conference sponsored by the Institute of the Americas (IOTA). “The relationship is very mature, very robust, and not having problems,” noted Jeremy M. Martin, IOTA’s vice-president for energy and sustainability.

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Sustainability in Costa Rica: A Conversation with Alberto Trejos, former Minister of Trade

Costa Rica has garnered international attention for years thanks to its commitment to sustainability. More recently, the Central American nation’s advance toward carbon neutrality by 2021 and its ability to transition to an electric sector that is almost 100% renewable have underscored the broader sustainability goals. We spoke to former Costa Rican Minister of Trade, Alberto Trejos about these issues and his unique ideas with regards to how to meld international emissions reduction efforts and multilateral trade agreements and principles to achieve a more effective approach to climate action. Listen to Podcast

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