Past Initiative News

‘Leaders must act’, urges Ban, as new UN report warns climate change may soon be ‘irreversible’

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Participants at press conference to launch Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including (centre) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri. Copenhagen, Denmark (2 November 2014) UN Photo/Amanda Voisard Print 2 November 2014 – Citing “clear and growing” human influence on the climate system, a United Nations report issued […]

Mesoamerican Investors Summit Deepens Commitment to Energy Integration

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 31, 2014 On November 4, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina will host the 2014 Mesoamerican Energy Investment Summit, convening regional energy ministers and electricity regulators, the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, private companies, commercial banks, and civil society. The State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial Business […]

The Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas Program of the OAS participated at the World Resources Forum

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More than 1000 participants assisted to the World Resources Forum (WRF) that took place in Arequipa, Peru, from October 19-22, 2014. Among the participants were opinion leaders, private companies, politicians and academic and scientific centers that are very well known by their global contribution to the sustainable development. Some of the topics discussed in the […]

OAS and Trinidad and Tobago Signed Agreement on Use of Sustainable Materials in Packaging

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Department of Sustainable Development of its Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI), and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago today signed a cooperation agreement to implement a project aimed at promoting the use of biodegradable packaging materials. The OAS Executive Secretary for Integral Development, […]

Caribbean Authorities Discuss the Future of Energy

Monday, October 06, 2014

Ministers and high-level authorities on energy in the Caribbean met in Miami on October 6, 2014 to address energy and climate challenges in preparation for a meeting of ministers in 2015 under the umbrella of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin opened the pre-ministerial discussion stressing how […]

Bogota Hosted ECPA’s Third Regional Technical Workshop

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The regional technical workshop, “Energy Efficiency Trends in the Use of Fossil Fuels”-which main objective was to share up to date progress and identify opportunities that contribute to the development of energy-efficient approaches, had a special focus on the transport sector, which consumes the most energy in the country. According to 2012records, the Colombian transport […]