Past Initiative News

ECPA initiative participates in the 9th International Symposium on Cleaner Production to be held in Panama City

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Washington, DC March 12, 2014 – The Closed Looped Cycle Production (CLCP) in the Americas Program of the General Secretariat of Organization of Americas States (OAS) implemented by its Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) is starting its technical assistance in developing the Panama Green Label under guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MICI) and the Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP). The aim of the CLCP Program is to introduce and showcase the viability and applicability of Closed Looped Cycle Production design and manufacturing methodologies in the production sector of nations in the Americas as an innovative business development tool to mainly improve energy efficiency and environmental performance in the industrial sector and to increase the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of businesses.

The CLCP Program will focus on increasing awareness and buy-in on the part of stakeholders (government, national enterprises, National Cleaner Production Center, Small Business Development Centers or chambers of commerce, among others) in Panama, of the relevance and viability of innovative Closed Looped Cycle Production methods and certification as means for energy efficient and sustainable production in companies.

The Launching of the program and collaboration with MICI and SIP in Panama takes place on March 19th 2014 at the 9th International Symposium on Cleaner Production where attendees are provided with information and tools to facilitate the taking of measures to improve the environmental performance and competitiveness of the productive sector. During his keynote speech Program Manager of CLCP in the Americas Initiative, ing. Kevin de Cuba will elaborate about the underlying reasons and principles for the development of the Green Panama Label linked to the Closed Looped Cycle Production.


For more information on Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas, news, and events, please visit, The CLCP in the Americas Program is partner to the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas (Pathways), the Global Partnership for Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS-GP), and the Cradle-to-Cradle Centre Knowledge Platform (C2C Centre), and is hosted by the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development of the Organization of American States through its Department of Sustainable Development