TUED Global Forum: Mexico’s Energy Sovereignty
Mexican energy politics have made headlines in recent weeks following
a political confrontation between the AMLO administration and actors
in both Mexico and the U.S. that oppose his efforts to reverse the
previous administration’s steps towards privatization, and reassert the
country’s energy sovereignty.
This is a pivotal moment for energy politics in Mexico — the second largest economy in Latin America — with potentially global implications for the dominant neoliberal “privatize to decarbonize” agenda. Unions in Mexico support AMLO’s proposals. A successful campaign to defend AMLO’s proposed energy policies opens the door to a “pro-public” approach to energy transition.
Unions internationally have an opportunity to build solidarity with this struggle and raise awareness about its wider significance.
TUED is holding a Global Forum on Thursday March 25 2021 at 11am-12:30pm US Eastern Time