Past Initiative News

Secretary General of the OAS and President Hernández Inaugurate First Ethanol Plant in the East of Honduras

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, and the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, inaugurated today at the headquarters of the National Agricultural University the first ethanol plant in the east of the Central American country, an initiative that seeks to broaden the cooperation on biofuels in the Hemisphere, […]

ECPA to Hold its Fourth Public Discussion Forum in Washington DC

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Recognizing the strategic importance of natural gas to countries’ energy plans, the last in a series of ECPA forums will focus on the “Impact of Expanded Natural Gas Resources on the Energy Future of the Americas.” The forum will take place at OAS headquarters on Wednesday, July 30, starting at 2:00 p.m. Natural gas is […]

Technical exchange between Chile-México on experiences in the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs

Friday, June 27, 2014

This technical exchange mission is part of the activities of the Energy Efficiency Working Group chaired by the Government of Mexico as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). This working group is executed with the support of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS). During […]

Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Phase II

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Request for Proposals aimed at strengthening the capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), government agencies and community associations in Central America and the Caribbean to build sustainable communities through Public Private Partnerships under the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) following four priority areas for sustainable community development: Community-based Clean […]

International climate agreements should reflect civil society concerns

Monday, June 23, 2014

Christiana Figueres, Executive Director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Minister of Environment of Peru, Manuel Pulgar- Vidal, met on Tuesday with representatives of Latin American civil society to discuss the expectations of this sector for the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the Convention, to be held […]

OAS Roundtable Discussed the Challenges and Opportunities of Political Dialogue Addressing Climate Change

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The 59th Policy Roundtable of the Organization of American States (OAS), held today at the headquarters of the hemispheric Organization in Washington, DC, had as its central theme “Policy Dialogue on Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for the Americas.” In his introduction of the topic, Hugo de Zela, Chief of Staff of the Secretary General […]