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ECPA Public Forum Features Engagement Strategies to Promote Clean Energy

The notion that energy and climate change challenges affect every country and every person is no longer a radical one. It is also widely recognized that mitigating vulnerabilities to climate change requires strong partnerships for sharing responsibilities, optimizing resources and exchanging knowledge.  In this spirit, the OAS convened ECPA's Second Public Discussion Forum. Read more.

ECPA Initiative Fosters Community Engagement in Sustainable Urban Housing

According to the UN 2010/11 State of the World's Cities Report, Latin America and the Caribbean are the most urbanized regions in the developing world, with more than 79 percent of the population living in cities. ECPA is helping cities become more energy-efficient, economically robust, and resilient to climate change. Read more.

Mexico's CONUEE Partakes in the Launch of Energy Efficiency Projects in Chile 

Under the auspices of the ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group, a delegation of Mexico’s CONUEE visited Chile to learn about the Chilean Energy Efficiency Agency 2014 Program and to prepare a prospective technical visit in mid-2014. This exploratory mission fostered policy, regulatory, and technical exchanges between the two countries. Read more.

Agroindustry in Central America Bets on New Electricity Sources

Biogas-based electricity generation is enhancing swine and coffee growers’ environmental competitiveness in Costa Rica and Honduras. Technical and economic viability, as well as the benefits and challenges of advancing biomass projects, were assessed in two local meetings. Read more.

OAS Contributes to Urban Equality in the Americas

Planet Earth is home to almost seven billion people of whom two thirds live in cities and urban areas. This figure would not say much on its own if it were not for the fact that one in four people lives in informal settlements. At the seventh World Urban Forum (Wuf7), the OAS reviewed urban development trends and presented ideas for a more sustainable and equitable urban development. Read More.

Belize to Advance Sustainable Forestry and Land Use with the Support of ECPA

Senior ECPA Fellow Janaki R. R. Alavalapati, Head of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech University, attended the Forest Management & Monitoring Stakeholder Forum and visited ongoing efforts that he started in November 2012. Read more.

Colombia to Implement Closed Looped Cycle Production

In 2013, the OAS/DSD worked with the Government of Ecuador to implement the Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas (CLCPA), aimed at deploying the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certification process in the food industry. The pilot project concluded successfully, and Batery Alimentos S.A. became the first company in Latin America to be awarded the C2C certification for one of its packaging products. In 2014, the DSD launched the second phase of the CLCPA initiative. Read more.
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