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Friday, June 27, 2014

Technical exchange between Chile-México on experiences in the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs

This technical exchange mission is part of the activities of ECPA's Energy Efficiency Working Group chaired by the Government of Mexico as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
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Monday, June 23, 2014

International climate agreements should reflect civil society concerns

The Ministry of Environment of Peru hosted the event “Dialogue between the next Presidency of the COP20/CMP10 and Latin American civil society”, which had Christiana Figueres as special invitee. Jorge Villanueva from CDKN reports from the event.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

OAS Roundtable Discussed the Challenges and Opportunities of Political Dialogue Addressing Climate Change

The 59th Policy Roundtable of the Organization of American States (OAS), held today at the headquarters of the hemispheric Organization in Washington, DC, had as its central theme "Policy Dialogue on Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for the Americas."
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

COP20 talks in Lima to pave the way for global climate deal

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP20, scheduled for December in Lima, aims to lay the groundwork for an agreement to make a qualitative leap in global negotiations to curb global warming, said Peru's Permanent Representative to the OAS Juan Jimenez.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

ECPA Supports Upcoming Forum on Climate Change

High-level international experts on climate change will participate in the 59th OAS Policy Roundtable, which will explore some of the key challenges the countries of the region face as they seek to mitigate negative consequences and improve their ability to adapt to a changing planet.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Gauging the Effects of Climate Change

To be able to mitigate the effects of climate change, countries must be able to measure what is happening. The Regional Workshop on Metrology and Technology Challenges of Climate Science and Renewable Energy—which took place May 28-29 in Guatemala City—brought together some 200 participants to discuss how to strengthen the use of accurate, internationally recognized standards and measurements when it comes to climate and energy.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Update on Connect 2022

The Colombian government recently offered an overview of the progress made to date by Connecting the Americas 2022 (Connect 2022)—an initiative that sets a goal of universal access to electricity in the hemisphere within the next decade—and invited other countries in the region to become more actively involved in this effort.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Closing the Loop for Sustainability

Several countries and implementing partners involved in an initiative to promote sustainability in the industrial sector met in Washington May 13-14 and approved action plans for developing several projects around the region.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Entrepreneurial Initiative on Clean Energy Reaches the Finish Line

Wrapping up an initiative to foster entrepreneurial innovation in clean energy, the organization Yo Emprendedor presented its findings, recommendations, and follow-up proposals at a May 14 meeting in San José, Costa Rica.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Montevideo Meeting Focuses on Making Homes More Energy-Efficient

With the motto “Healthy, safe, and energy-efficient homes for the Americas,” a meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay, looked at how to improve housing with a focus on energy efficiency—particularly for low-income households in the region.
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