Nearshoring and Renewable Energy: Building on the Los Angeles Summit of the Americas
On April 19-21, 2022, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center convened experts to consider the green energy transition and the relocation of supply chains from Asia to the Western Hemisphere (i.e., nearshoring and friend-shoring). The official pronouncements following the IX Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles often lacked specificity regarding financial resources, accountability metrics, detailed timetables for implementation and the division of labor among participating governments and multilateral institutions. To build on progress made in Los Angeles, this policy paper offers recommendations to promote investment in renewable energy by the United States and Latin American governments and incentivize nearshoring/friend-shoring in the Americas.
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more