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Energy and Global Climate Change: From Port of Spain to Copenhagen

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno and Shell Oil Company President Marvin Odum will lead a Council of the Americas panel discussion on energy and global climate change on May 12, 2009.

The discussion will center on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the impact of the financial crisis and stimulus spending on the climate change agenda, and the growing influence of emerging economies in Latin America and Asia in climate change negotiations.

Mark Lambrides, head of energy and climate change issues at the Organization of American States, and Rodney Bent, acting CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, will also participate in the panel, which will be moderated by Juan Pablo Bonilla, who leads the IDB’s energy and climate changes efforts.

This event is first in a series of meetings that the IDB and the Council will convene over the next two years to develop recommendations for improving energy cooperation in the Americas. The panel coincides with the opening of the Council’s 39 th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas.


Luis Alberto Moreno, president, Inter-American Development Bank
Marvin Odum, president, Shell Oil Company
Rodney Bent, acting CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Mark Lambrides, division chief, Energy and Climate Change Mitigation, OAS
Juan Pablo Bonilla, chief, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Unit, IDB


Tuesday, May 12, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Inter-American Development Bank 
Andrés Bello Auditorium
1350 New York Avenue, NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20577

General public and journalists who wish to attend must register by contacting Paul Constance at, (202) 623-2572.

Reporters and camera crews are requested to arrive 15 minutes early. The proceedings will be in English.

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