Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Estimating the health and economic benefits associated with reducing air pollution: tools to support decision-making

The virtual technical exchange will focus on presenting tools to evaluate economic and health effects of air quality interventions based on cost-benefit analysis. Participants will learn from the experience of other countries about the importance of incorporating these types of assessments in the decision-making process. The event will include the participation of experts from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO). The participation of government officials from Ministries of Energy, Environment and Health, and air quality monitoring stations is welcome.

Monday, August 10, 2020 - Friday, August 21, 2020

Capacity Assessment of a lighting lab at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards

This activity seeks to assess the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) 's organizational and technical capacity to operate an internationally recognized Energy Efficiency (EE) testing laboratory for lighting products that can serve 15 member states of the Caribbean Community. The assessment will help TTBB strengthen their knowledge of the Lab's operation, identify gaps in the laboratory and its equipment, training needs, and propose concrete solutions to close the gaps.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Strengthening technical capacities in quality control for air quality monitoring networks in Latin American cities

The webinar is targeting staff from air quality monitoring stations from the region. Participants will learn about the importance of traceability in ozone measurement and compliance with air quality standards. During this webinar, SEDI will launch a call to participate in an Ozone certification project for cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) implements this activity in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards (NIST) of the United States.