2 billion more people will need access to water and energy by 2050

Friday, February 07, 2014

16 January 2014. Zaragoza, Spain – World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on 22 March, is this year dedicated to the theme ‘Water and Energy.’ In preparation for the event, 9 UN agencies and programmes plus more than 120 experts, representatives of international companies in the water and energy sector, government and non-governmental organizations […]

CanmetENERGY is sponsoring a series of complimentary seminars introducing the powerful capabilities of RETScreen Plus for comprehensive energy management.

Friday, February 07, 2014

The RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency projects. This objective is achieved by: developing decision-making tools (i.e. RETScreen Software) that reduce the cost of pre-feasibility studies; disseminating knowledge to help people make better decisions; and by […]

Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change at the OAS headquarters

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The impact that climate change is having on human lives, infrastructure and economies is well documented and scientists agree that its effects are expected to intensify in the near future. Beyond the scientific discussion, there is a need to improve the understanding of individuals, businesses and governments on what they can do to mitigate climate […]

Peru Environment Minister and COP 20 President highlights Amazon security agenda

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The Minister of Environment for Peru and UNFCCC COP 20 President, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, highlights the importance of security in the Amazon region from the perspective of water, energy, food, health and climate change, in a broadcast interview released today. Minister Pulgar-Vidal says, “The concept of security is fundamental for improving decision-makers’ awareness of the implications […]

Purdue, Colombia advance broad-based partnerships

Saturday, February 01, 2014

President Mitch Daniels (center left) meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (center right) during a trip to Colombia this month to further the unique nation-university partnership begun in 2010. (Photo provided) Download Photo A Purdue delegation led by President Mitch Daniels visited Colombia this month and furthered the unique nation-university partnership begun in 2010. […]

World Bank, Canada Launch Caribbean Climate Innovation Center

Friday, January 31, 2014

Freeport, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 27 January 2014 — A new World Bank–supported business hub, inaugurated here today, will support the growing number of clean energy and climate technology ventures in the Caribbean region. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), first of its kind in the region, will help reduce the significant threats posed by climate […]