Past Initiative News

OAS Supports Member States in High Level Segment of COP 20 on Climate Change

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Organization of American States (OAS) is taking part in the twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which brings together Ministers and Senior Authorities to advance toward the achievement of a global climate agreement. The OAS delegation is headed by Hugo de Zela, Chief of […]

Two-day Event on Disaster Risk Management at the OAS

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Third Hemispheric Encounter, which is being organized and presented with the financial support of the US Department of State through its Permanent Mission to the OAS, will explore practical experiences in Disaster Risk Management in key sectors, based on case studies and exchanges of good practices in three selected subregions in the Americas: (i) […]

Ministers of Environment and Foreign Affairs: COP to bring investments to Peru

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lima, Nov. 23. The United Nation’s 20th Edition of the Conference on Climate Change (COP 20) will enable to attract more investments to Peru, forecasted the minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. The conference, to be held from December 1 – 12 this year, will provide “direct and indirect benefits,” that lead to the increase job […]

OAS and UNEP Sign Agreement on Environmental Rule of Law and Sustainable Development

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 The Organization of American States and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in fostering respect for environmental laws and sustainable development, in a ceremony that took place in the context of the Global South-South Development Expo of the United Nations, taking place at this […]

OAS Organizes Workshop in Lima to Promote the Inclusion in Education of Responsible Energy Use

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 15, 2014 The Organization of American States (OAS), in its role as clearinghouse of the Energy Efficiency Working Group of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), will organize a regional workshop on “Promoting a Scientific Culture toward the Responsible Use of Energy in Education,” from November 16 to 18 in Lima, […]

Investing in a Power Grid to Connect Communities across Central America

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

By Roberta S. Jacobson, Amos J Hochstein, and Scott Nathan Western Hemisphere energy markets are in a period of profound transformation, as the United States and partners throughout the region seize opportunities to reform and expand energy production, integrate economies, create jobs, and enhance stabilityand citizen security. U.S. leadership in the energy sector is helping […]