OAS Convenes Public Forum on Education in Energy and Climate Change

The impact of climate change on people, economic growth and infrastructure has been documented by the scientific community, who believes that its effects are likely to be long-lasting and more intense in the future. As the economies of the Americas continue to grow and energy demand increases, there is an urgent need to improve adaptation techniques and to raise the understanding of individuals, businesses and governments on ways to address the challenge of climate. Read more

People of Nevis Island Take Preventive Actions Against Natural Hazards
The non-profit organization H.O.P.E. Nevis is implementing the ECPA initiative “Building Community Resilience to Natural Hazards one Community at a Time”, aimed at developing a coordinated and effective approach to reducing disaster risk on the island of Nevis.

ECPA welcomes New Strategic Partner Instituto IDEAL from Brazil
In its efforts at widening its hemispheric network, in late 2013 the ECPA Clearinghouse welcomed a new regional partner: the Institute for the Development of Alternative Energies in Latin America (IDEAL).

ECPA Strategic Partner Leads Technical Mission on Urban Management Capacity Building in Curitiba
ONWARD and IIDEL will promote practical knowledge of the most important public-private management projects that contributed to Curitiba’s consolidation as a global point of reference for sustainability, inclusion and planning.

Panama’s National Energy Secretariat to Host ECPA Regional Technical Workshop on Energy Concerns for an Expanding Urban Infrastructure
By early 1990 nearly 70 percent of the Latin American and Caribbean populace lived in urban areas. In 2013, the percentage of urban dwellers reached almost 80 percent. Urban population will go from 472 million in 2011, to 560 million in 2025. In this context, it is crucial to implement sustainable strategies for increased electricity generation and a rational use of energy resources.

Purdue University and Government of Colombia Establish Strategic Agreements to Foster Research, Technology and Education
Purdue’s President, Mitchell Daniels, and Dr. Suresh Garimella, Purdue’s Chief Global Affairs Officer and Senior ECPA Fellow, led a delegation on a trip to Colombia to consolidate a collaborative relationship with the government, universities and the private sector of that country. The new partnership will expand scientific research and foster high level capacity building and doctoral training for young Colombians.

ECPA Strategic Partner GGKP Launches Web Platform to Accelerate Green Economy Transition
The state-of-the-art knowledge-sharing platform is a response to increasing demands from both policy makers and the public for information on ways to achieve sustainable economic growth. The website features a searchable e-library with over 600 technical and policy resources, as well as dashboards with data and policies for 193 countries.