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OAS Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Sustainable Development

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Following a one year process of dialogue and meaningful exchanges among OAS Member States, which included consultations with civil society and social actors, the Third Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Sustainable Development concluded in Honduras on October 21st. At the meeting, Member States adopted the Declaration of Tela to promote a […]

Preliminary results of 5% ethanol blending in Guatemala

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

With the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Federal Government of Brazil and the Government of the United States, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), presented the results of the pilot plan to blend E5 (5% ethanol and 95% gasoline). José Miguel de la Vega, Energy and Mines Minister The E5 […]

FONTAGRO (Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology) has launched a Contest on Successful Cases of Innovation for adaptation of family agriculture to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, June 08, 2015

The contest will prioritize innovations developed and adopted by family farmers including, new technologies, water and soil management, and other actions that have helped to increase production efficiency and reduce vulnerability to climate change. The contestant innovations must directly involve family farmers, small processors or businesses linked to any aspect of the food chain. Cases […]

NEWS: The road to low-emissions development – Peru’s PlanCC identifies more than 70 mitigation options

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Jorge Villanueva, CDKN’s Communications Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Lima, Peru, reports on the completion of a major climate planning exercise by the Government of Peru, which was co-funded by CDKN. After two years of hard work, the first phase of PlanCC came to an end this month. The result is […]

Third Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform “Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact”

Friday, July 18, 2014

Call for Abstracts and Conference Announcement Deadline for Submissions: 15 September 2014 The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is pleased to announce its Third Annual Conference on the theme of “Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact”. The conference will be held on the premises of the University of […]

Latin Americans’ Perceptions of the Challenges of Urban Living

Monday, February 24, 2014

February 5, 2014 BY Matthew L. Layton 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 […]