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Central American Energy and Environmental Security Initiative (EESI)
United States of America; Central America
To accelerate the deployment of clean energy promote energy efficiency advance energy integration and cooperation and enhance environmental security by helping Central America move from plans to action on climate change adaptation.
In coordination with Central American governments and civil society partners, the Energy and Environmental Security Initiative (EESI) for Central America will support activities to accelerate the deployment of clean energy, promote energy efficiency, advance energy integration and cooperation, and enhance environmental security.
To support ongoing efforts under SIEPAC (Central American Energy Integration System), the EESI will organize workshops, seminars, and other capacity-building efforts to educate regulators and legislators of the advantages offered by clean energy and smart grid development.
EESI will also support Smart Grid Pilot Projects in Costa Rica, and will include private-sector partners and relevant authorities.
The Government of Mexico (GOM) has offered to lead an energy efficiency initiative, involving capacity building for Central American and Caribbean officials. Activities may involve further capacity building in this area.
Finally, building on the 2009 San Jose environmental roundtable, EESI will support a regional event in 2010 entitled "Climate Change, Adaptation, and Security: From Strategy to Action." The event will examine Copenhagen outcomes, and their impact on climate change plans undertaken by Caribbean and Central American countries.
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