The Caribbean’s energy transition is increasingly urgent. High energy prices combined with import dependence on petroleum products leaves the region without access to affordable and reliable energy. Building bankable energy projects at scale, modernizing energy infrastructure, and overcoming stringent regulatory frameworks are all necessary steps. Although there are many challenges along the way, opportunities are not far off. With the right support from Caribbean partners and available concessional financing, the region can be prepared for an energy transition that is creative and politically realistic, equitably serving government, private sector, and citizen interests.

How can the US government and other nations work with the Caribbean’s partners to move the energy transition forward? What steps can Caribbean countries take to provide affordable and reliable access to electricity? What role should the private sector and multilateral development banks play in working with governments to secure financing and technical assistance?

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Caribbean Initiative on Tuesday, September 26, at 10:30 a.m. ET for a virtual public conversation on the importance of the energy transition in the Caribbean. The event will feature a new Caribbean Initiative issue brief, “A Roadmap for the Caribbean’s Energy Transition,” which highlights a five-step process on how Caribbean countries can work with partner nations, the business community, multilateral development banks, and regional institutions to build competitive and resilient energy systems. The publication will be available online at 9:00 a.m. ET on September 26.


Keynote remarks

The Hon. Stuart Young 
Minister of Energy and Energy Industries 
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Opening remarks

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Melanie Chen
Board Member
Atlantic Council

Anna Shpitsberg
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation
Bureau of Energy Resources

US Department of State

Alicia Taylor
Investment Managment Lead Officer
Infrastructure and Energy Division

IDB Invest

David Goldwyn
Co-chair, Caribbean Energy Working Group
Chair, Global Energy Center’s Advisory Group
Atlantic Council

Eugene Tiah
Co-chair, Caribbean Energy Working Group, Caribbean Initiative
Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center
Atlantic Council

In conversation with

Wazim Mowla
Associate Director, Caribbean Initiative, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

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