(Energy Analytics Institute, 2.Jul.2022) — Energy and economic briefs including Argentina’s Economic Minister Martín Guzmán resigning from his position on 2 July 2022, according to a letter he posted on his Twitter account; Colombia’s president-elect Gustavo Petro appointing Susana Muhamad, an environmental activist, to head the country’s new Environmental Ministry; and more.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
— Argentina’s Economic Minister Martín Guzmán resigned from his position on 2 Jul. 2022, according to a ltr he posted on his Twitter acct. Guzmán steps down from a position he assumed on 10 Dec. 2019. Silvina Batakis has been tapped to fill the void at the ministry, according to various from local media outlets.
— “We need to act now. We need to support the private sector in transforming their goals into investment plans and most importantly bankable projects,” Jade Tjon, Representative of Suriname at the Board of Executive Directors for the Inter-American Development Bank wrote 2 Jul. 2022 in a post on LinkedIn. “Simultaneously we need to support governments with enhanced technical assistance to enable an environment for private sector investment.”
— Colombia’s president-elect Gustavo Petro has named Susana Muhamad, an environmental activist, to head the country’s new Environmental Ministry, she announced 2 Jul. 2022 on Twitter. In another post she said the gov’t would look to “close the door to fracking and [that] there will be no more glyphosate,” but added that the energy transition needed to be accelerated.
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