Past Initiative News

Climate organizations call for renewed efforts to communicate climate change knowledge and spur action

Thursday, September 17, 2015

London, UK / 17 September 2015 This year marked the 10‐year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which swept through America’s Gulf coast, wreaking a staggering USD 108 billion in damage and killing more than 1,800 people. In May of 2015, a heatwave in India cost the lives of over 2,200 people. With the number of extreme […]

The OAS and DOE bridging towards energy and climate literacy

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Washington D.C., August 20, 2015. The Organization of American States and the Department of Energy of the United States of America signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster information exchange and collaboration to educate future generations regarding the principles of sustainable energy and energy efficiency practices. Honorable Nestor Mendez, Assistant Secretary General of the OAS […]

New “Panama Green Label” to promote sustainable production in businesses

Friday, June 05, 2015

The government of Panama announced the launch of the new “Panama Green Label” to be developed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MICI) and the Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP) with support and technical assistance from the OAS-SEDI Department of Sustainable Development. The Label – announced on March 19, 2014 at the IX […]

OAS Holds High-Level Dialogue on Transition toward Circular Economies in the Americas to Slow Climate Change

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Organization of American States (OAS) today hosted a high-level dialogue entitled “Facilitating the Transition toward Circular Economies in the Americas” at its headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss the progress of the “Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas” program being implemented in Colombia, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, and whose ultimate goal is […]

OAS convenes high-level dialogue on the transition to a Circular Economy in the Americas

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The event will be opened by the Secretary General of the Organization, Mr. José Miguel Insulza and will include the participation of renowned world leaders in the field of Circular Economy, such as Dr. Ton Bastein, from the Organization for Applied Scientific Research Centre of the Netherlands (TNO), co-author of the report “Opportunities for Circular […]

The St. Lucia National Trust and the Department of Sustainable Development hold a Sustainable Communities Consultation Meeting

Thursday, March 12, 2015

On March 11, 2015, the Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Organization of American States and the Saint Lucia National Trust held a consultation meeting in the framework of the “Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Project” at the National Skills Development Centre in Vieux Fort. The event was opened by Mr. […]