Energy Efficiency
Promoting best practices to reduce energy use in all sectors of the economy
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Renewable Energy
Accelerating the development and use of clean renewable energy alternatives
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Cleaner and More Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels
Promoting cleaner fossil fuel alternatives
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Energy Infrastructure
Fostering a modern, integrated and more resilient energy infrastructure
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Energy Poverty
Promoting sustainable rural and urban development and improving access to modern clean energy services
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Sustainable Forests and Land Use
Reducing deforestation and forest degradation through conservation and sustainable management
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Adaptation
Reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change
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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.

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Senior ECPA Fellows Voice Strong Support for U.S.-China Climate Agreement

November 25, 2014

Last week on November 12, in a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Some of the most recognized U.S energy experts—who serve as Senior ECPA Fellows—agree with this historic decision. They consider it both a big commitment from Obama’s administration and a huge support to advance the ongoing work on climate and energy both globally and in the in the U.S. "As the world's two largest economies, energy consumers and emitters of greenhouse gases, we have a special responsibility to lead the global effort against climate change," President Obama said in a joint press conference with President Xi. President Xi is calling for "an energy revolution" that would include broad...Read More



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