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OAS and UNEP Sign Agreement on Environmental Rule of Law and Sustainable Development
The Organization of American States and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in fostering respect for environmental laws and sustainable development, in a ceremony that took place in the context of the Global South-South Development Expo of the United Nations, taking place at this week at OAS headquarters in Washington DC. Read More

OAS Organizes Workshop in Lima to Promote the Inclusion in Education of Responsible Energy Use
The workshop will be attended by representatives of the Ministries of Education and teachers of the region who will share methodologies and experiences in their respective countries in terms of responsible energy use. Read More

Investing in a Power Grid to Connect Communities across Central America
Central American energy integration offers great economic potential for the region. Read More

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Halloween is a time for the imagination to run wild—and with just a little creative imagination the festivities can be less scary for the environment.   In the United ... Read More

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Welcome To ECPA


Leaders of the Western Hemisphere recognize that clean energy is fundamental to the Western Hemisphere’s sustainable development and the prosperity of our citizens, and they are committed to expanding cooperation to address the intertwined challenges of energy security and climate change. To strengthen Inter-American collaboration on these issues, U.S. President Obama invited all countries of the Western Hemisphere to join in an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). ECPA is comprised of initiatives that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy poverty, infrastructure, cleaner and more efficient use of fossil fuels, sustainable forests and land use, and climate change adaptation. Read More

The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the  Executive Secretariat of Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) operates the ECPA Clearinghouse, established for the purpose of coordinating,  established for the purpose of coordinating the Partnership’s activities and outreach.