Monthly Archives: July 2011

The next US chief for the Western Hemisphere needs experience on climate, clean energy, resource scarcity and green growth

By Guy Edwards and Kelly Rogers

Since the US Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Arturo Valenzuela, announced his plans to retire this summer viaTwitter, commentators debate who should replace him and whether this change presents an opportunity to alter the Obama Administration’s policies in the region. The Inter-American Dialogueinvited four of Dr. Valenzuelas predecessors to share what qualities his successor will need. However, all but one failed entirely to mention the issues of climate change, clean energy, resource scarcity and green growth. Continue reading