Past Initiative News

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Secretariat of Energy of the Government of Panama are organizing the Regional Technical Workshop on the Impact of urban energy infrastructure expansion. This event will be held in Panama City on […]

ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group Facilitates Technical Exchange Mission Between Mexico and Guatemala

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (Conuee) are conducting a technical exchange mission on energy efficiency in public administration buildings. The technical exchange mission is aimed at delegates from the Vice […]

Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change at the OAS headquarters

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The impact that climate change is having on human lives, infrastructure and economies is well documented and scientists agree that its effects are expected to intensify in the near future. Beyond the scientific discussion, there is a need to improve the understanding of individuals, businesses and governments on what they can do to mitigate climate […]

World Bank, Canada Launch Caribbean Climate Innovation Center

Friday, January 31, 2014

Freeport, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 27 January 2014 — A new World Bank–supported business hub, inaugurated here today, will support the growing number of clean energy and climate technology ventures in the Caribbean region. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), first of its kind in the region, will help reduce the significant threats posed by climate […]

El Salvador builds resilience in the face of a stormy future

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

El Salvador faces acute vulnerability to climate disasters. According to the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, almost 90% of its land area is at risk from such events, 95% of its population live in risk zones and 96% of its gross domestic product (GDP) is produced in risk zones[1]. In three years alone, […]

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Geneva, 22 January 2014 – A robust, state-of-the-art knowledge-sharing platform was launched today by the newly established Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), a diverse consortium of leading institutions and organizations working in areas related to green growth and green economy. The website is in response to increasing demand from both policy makers and the public […]