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Friday, March 21, 2014

OAS and Panama’s Public and Private Sectors Agree to Foster Production Processes in Harmony with the Environment

The agreement was reached during the 9th International Symposium on cleaner production, which took place from Wednesday, March 19, to Thursday, March 20, in Panama City. The OAS participates in the initiative through its Department of Sustainable Development, while Panama’s public and private sectors are represented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP), and the National Environmental Authority of Panama (ANAM).
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sustainable Forest and Land Use Expert, Janaki R. R. Alavalapati to visit Belize on Behalf of the ECPA Fellows Program

ECPA fellow Janaki R. R. Avalapati will be traveling Mach 21-23 to participate in meetings and events in Belize including Forest Management & Monitoring Stakeholder Forum.
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

ECPA initiative participates in the 9th International Symposium on Cleaner Production to be held in Panama City

During the Symposium the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Union of Industrialists of Panama will announce their collaboration for the development of the Panama Green Label.
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Friday, February 28, 2014

Guatemala pursues biofuel strategy with support from the OAS

Guatemala's biofuels potential may soon be realized as the country continues to move towards a more sustainable economy.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

OAS and Panama’s National Energy Secretariat hold regional technical workshop on sustainable urban development

Energy and climate experts joined policymakers to discuss the impact of energy on expanding urban infrastructure, at a recent event jointly organized by the National Energy Secretariat of Panama and the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS).
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Central American governments representatives meet in Panama to discuss the impact of urban energy infrastructure expansion

This meeting is part of the activities held under ECPA's Clearinghouse, and will address the different experiences, solutions and various aspects related to the growth of cities and the challenge that this brings to the energy sector.
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Latin Americans’ Perceptions of the Challenges of Urban Living

Rapid urbanization has shaped Latin American societies for the last half century. Across the Latin American and Caribbean region, about four out of every five citizens now live in an urban area. Nearly two out of every five citizens of the region live in an urban area with more than 1 million inhabitants.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ECPA Strategic Partner GGKP Launches Web Platform to Accelerate Green Economy Transition

The state-of-the-art knowledge-sharing platform is a response to increasing demands from both policy makers and the public for information on ways to achieve sustainable economic growth. The website features a searchable e-library with over 600 technical and policy resources, as well as dashboards with data and policies for 193 countries.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

OAS Convenes Public Forum on Education in Energy and Climate Change

The impact of climate change on people, economic growth and infrastructure has been documented by the scientific community, who believes that its effects are likely to be long-lasting and more intense in the future. As the economies of the Americas continue to grow and energy demand increases, there is an urgent need to improve adaptation techniques and to raise the understanding of individuals, businesses and governments on ways to address the challenge of climate change.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Purdue University and Government of Colombia Establish Strategic Agreements to Foster Research, Technology and Education

Purdue’s President, Mitchell Daniels, and Dr. Suresh Garimella, Purdue’s Chief Global Affairs Officer and Senior ECPA Fellow, led a delegation on a trip to Colombia to consolidate a collaborative relationship with the government, universities and the private sector of that country. The new partnership will expand scientific research and foster high level capacity building and doctoral training for young Colombians.
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