IOA Annual Report 2022


Highlighted Forums & Convenings

Pacific Climate Forum

In the run-up to the IX Summit of the Americas in June and in partnership with Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, IOA hosted a virtual three -day event titled the Pacific Climate Forum: Promoting Marine Biodiversity and Climate Resilience in an era of High Risk and Uncertainty that convened policymakers, leading scientists, academia and civil society to discuss urgent marine topics for the Hemisphere. Find the high-level summary here.

Argentina Energy Roundtable

Hosted in May, together with the University of Buenos Aires’ Center for the Study of Energy Regulatory Activity (CEARE), IOA ‘s Argentina Energy Roundtable focused on the role of Vaca Muerta for natural gas production, as well as critical infrastructure projects to allow producers to meet domestic, regional, and international energy demand. The Roundtable also assessed the regulatory conditions necessary for nationwide planning, renewables and sustainable energy, climate change, hydrogen and lithium projects. See roundtable summary report here .

Madrid Energy Conference

IOA’s Madrid Energy Conference was re-launched in person in April this year with the goal of continuing to serve as the nexus for Latin American and European energy leaders to discuss energy transition solutions and the near-term need to balance energy security demands with the climate imperative. The role of natural gas, hydrogen and renewables were discussed against this backdrop.

La Jolla Energy Conference IOA’s hallmark La Jolla Conference resumed in-person in September. The global macroeconomic context - rife with soaring inflation and economic headwinds - underscored that volatility that has become part of our daily lives and is quite pronounced in the energy sector. This year’s 31st annual conference was subtitled “Debating the Future of Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Among conference participants, t here was fleeting consensus with the heterogeneity of the region’s path towards energy transition on clear display.


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