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World Bank, Canada Launch Caribbean Climate Innovation Center

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

On January 27, 2014, the World Bank launched a business hub in Freeport, Trinidad and Tobago, to support clean energy and climate technology ventures in the Caribbean region. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) is the first of its kind in the region and will help curb climate change threats by expanding the market niche […]

2 billion more people will need access to water and energy by 2050

Friday, February 07, 2014

16 January 2014. Zaragoza, Spain – World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on 22 March, is this year dedicated to the theme ‘Water and Energy.’ In preparation for the event, 9 UN agencies and programmes plus more than 120 experts, representatives of international companies in the water and energy sector, government and non-governmental organizations […]

CanmetENERGY is sponsoring a series of complimentary seminars introducing the powerful capabilities of RETScreen Plus for comprehensive energy management.

Friday, February 07, 2014

The RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency projects. This objective is achieved by: developing decision-making tools (i.e. RETScreen Software) that reduce the cost of pre-feasibility studies; disseminating knowledge to help people make better decisions; and by […]

Peru Environment Minister and COP 20 President highlights Amazon security agenda

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The Minister of Environment for Peru and UNFCCC COP 20 President, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, highlights the importance of security in the Amazon region from the perspective of water, energy, food, health and climate change, in a broadcast interview released today. Minister Pulgar-Vidal says, “The concept of security is fundamental for improving decision-makers’ awareness of the implications […]

Bolivia’s first wind farm opened

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The project features two Goldwind 1.5MW turbines The 3MW development was built by Hydrochina Corporation and consists of two 1.5MW Goldwind turbines. This is the first stage of the 15MW Qollpana wind farm, which is set to be completed by the Chinese firm if the first development is deemed a success. In 2012, the People’s […]

Bolivia will address climate change in the G77+China

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations (UN), Sacha Llorenti confirmed that the country will Chair the group G77+China in January, which brings together 133 developing countries. He said that the agenda of the G77+China in 2014 will focus on climate change and sustainable development. He explained that Bolivia will also chair the […]