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Why climate change threatens Peru’s poverty reduction mission

Monday, December 23, 2013

Water pollution in Lake Titicaca in the Peruvian Andes. Peru will host the 2014 UN climate change conference. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters The Peruvian Amazon became a net emitter of carbon dioxide rather than oxygen for the first time in 2012, according to the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) latest human development country report. The reversal of […]

New US Houses with Built-in Photovoltaic System

Monday, December 23, 2013

The solar energy installer Solar City Corp has signed a series of agreements with homebuilders from the states of Texas and Florida to offer photovoltaic systems in newly constructed homes. In Texas, SolarCity and PSW Inmobiliaria Construction have signed an agreement in which PSW will offer solar energy as a standard characteristic in each of […]

Secretary General Insulza Closed Event at the OAS on Environmental Sustainability in the post-2015 Agenda

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

December 3, 2013 The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today closed the seminar ” Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the post-2015 Agenda,” held in the General Secretariat building of the Organization in Washington, DC and in which the Final Report of the Thematic Consultation on […]

Senior ECPA Fellow Recognized for Research on Illegal Gold Mining Effects

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Destruction of Peru’s rainforest by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as experts thought Greg Asner is part of the Senior ECPA Fellows program that gathers experts from the western hemisphere to share latest research findings and collaborate on solutions. Asner and his team of researchers found that gold mines in Peru increased by […]

Energy Efficiency: The Fuel for Low-Carbon Urban Development

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A recent building boom in Nairobi reveals the challenges facing many fast-growing cities in developing countries. New buildings put up quickly were often highly energy-intensive. Municipal services struggled to keep up with energy demand. Between November 2012 and March 2013, at the request of the Kenyan government, the World Bank put together an energy profile […]

International Mountain Day 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

International Mountain Day – 11th December 2013 “Mountains – Key to a Sustainable Future” International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands. Mountains […]