Past Initiative News

United States and OAS Host Policy Forum on Sustainable Energy and Transport Solutions in the Americas at 7th World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia

Friday, April 11, 2014

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 11, 2014 The U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States (USOAS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnered with the Organization of American States to host a policy forum on April 10 at the Seventh World Urban Forum entitled “Clean Energy and Transport Solutions […]

Ecocitizen World Map Project to Launch at World Urban Forum in Medellín

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2014 Contact: Kirstin Miller, Executive Director, Ecocity Builders USA,, 1-510-452-9522 Fernando Echavarria, US Department of State/OES/SAT,, 1-202-663-2395 Richard Huber, Department of Sustainable Development, OAS,, 1-202-370-4638 Ecocitizen World Map Project to Launch at World Urban Forum in Medellín International collaboration delivers tools for sustainable urban development and links […]

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Washington, D.C., Mar 19 2014 – Janaki R. R. Avalapati, an ECPA Fellow in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), will be traveling Mar 21-23 to participate in meetings and events in Belize including Forest Management & Monitoring Stakeholder Forum. He will also be holding follow on meeting to a previous visit […]

Clean Energy and Transport Solutions in an Urban Hemisphere: Lessons from the Americas

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Experienced practitioners from four communities across the Americas will discuss successful strategies and tools that promote the use of clean energy and innovative, practical transportation solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with these experts to share ideas for creating similar sustainability initiatives around the world. Implementers from San Jose (Costa Rica), Salt Lake […]

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

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Washington, DC March 12, 2014 – The Closed Looped Cycle Production (CLCP) in the Americas Program of the General Secretariat of Organization of Americas States (OAS) implemented by its Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) is starting its technical assistance in developing the Panama Green Label under guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MICI) […]

Guatemala pursues biofuel strategy with support from the OAS

Friday, February 28, 2014

Guatemala’s biofuels potential may soon be realized as the country continues to move towards a more sustainable economy. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) and in collaboration with the OAS-SEDI Department of Sustainable Development (DSD), the workshop “Biofuels in Guatemala: Challenges and Next Steps” was held on February 12, 2014, […]