Exclusive interview on climate leadership with H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Senior Fellow Julia Pyper interviewing H.E. Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile, on the sidelines of the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards, September 23, 2019.

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Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Senior Fellow Julia Pyper sat down with H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, on the sidelines of the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards to discuss Chile’s upcoming hosting of the COP25 climate conference, what has motivated Chile’s leadership on climate and clean energy and where it fits into the country’s global strategy, and what steps the country is taking at home to lead by example.

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