Making the Energy Transition Work for Everyone

This high-level dialogue will guide decision-makers on how to achieve a more inclusive energy future while accelerating disruptive energy technologies and policies to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

All countries in the Americas face their own unique challenges when it comes to defining strategies to address the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while meeting their commitments under the Paris Agreement. Linking regional cooperation to national goals can be an effective way to fast-track the energy transition.

Governments, businesses, institutions, and people are encouraged to advance actions that deliver affordable and clean energy to all by 2030 (SDG 7). This high-level energy dialogue supports efforts by the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency to

foster a human-centric clean energy transition, transform the global energy landscape, and create a pathway for the countries of the Americas to achieve their Paris Agreement goals.


09:00 – 09:10

Welcome Remarks
  • Jorge Rivera Staff, National Energy Secretary of Panama
  • Selwin Hart, Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General for Climate, UN
  • Dayra Carrizo, Minister in Charge of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panamá


09:10 – 09:25   

World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway
  • Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA 


09:25 – 09:45

Policy vision
  • Antonio Almonte Reynoso, Minister of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic
  • Jorge Rivera Staff, National Energy Secretary of Panama


09:45 – 10:30

Panel discussion: Building just and inclusive energy transitions
  • Alfonso Rodríguez, Vice Minister of Energy Savings and Efficiency, Dominican Republic
  • Brian Motherway, Head of the Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency
  • Karla Cedano, President of the National Solar Energy Association, México
  • Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, AES President, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean


  • Juan C. Monticelli, Energy Section Chief, OAS



Jul 02 2021


UTC -5
09:00 - 10:30



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Secretaría de Energía - República de Panamá
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