German-Latin American energy (transition) policy in the G20



March 22, 2017


KAS-Akademie, Berlin, Tiergartenstraße 35, Berlin, Germany




Germany maintains a large number of energy cooperation projects at various bilateral and multilateral levels around the world. The energy cooperation agreements have, however, given a new dimension to energy decisions. The G20 plays a special political role in this process. It unites the most important industrial and emerging countries worldwide. Latin America is traditionally closely linked to Germany. Germany, for example, maintains close bilateral energy policy cooperation with Mexico and Brazil. Argentina will take over the presidency of the G20 following Germany. In addition, Latin America has become a pioneer in the use of renewable energies and could thus become an important partner for Germany in international energy policy. Against this backdrop, KAS is organizing an expert dialogue that addresses the current national and international challenges of energy policy in the German-Latin American G20 context.

Simultaneous translation: German-Spanish

To take part, please register online.

08:30 am Registration

09:15 am Welcome words

  • Frank Priess, Deputy Department Head, Department European and International Cooperation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

09:30 am Panel I: "Energy prices, subsidies and energy demand: challenges for social stability?"

  • Daniel Chacón, Climate Initative, Mexico
  • Dr. Hubertus Bardt, Institute of the German Economy Cologne, Germany
  • Dr. Diana Vega, National Director of International Cooperation and Financing of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Nation, Argentina (tbc)

    • Moderation: Stefan Reith, Coordinator of programmes in Mexico and Central America, Coordinator for energy security and climate change in Latin America KAS

10:45 am Pause

11:00 am Panel II: "Germany and Latin America: The global energy transition pioneers?“

  • Clarissa Lins, Catavento, Brazil
  • Maria Isabel Ortiz, Former Member of Parliament (PAN), Mexico
  • Prof. Dr. Jörn Richert, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

    • Moderation: Dr. Christian Hübner, Head of the Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America KAS

12:30 am end of the event / Lunchtime reception


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Contact person

Dr. Christian Hübner

Head of the Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America

Dr. Christian Hübner
Phone +51 1 320 2870