2013 Theme: “Mountains: Key to a Sustainable Future”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Covering around 27 percent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth. They not only provide sustenance and well being to 720 million mountain people around the world, but indirectly benefit billions more living downstream. In particular, mountains provide freshwater, energy and food – resources […]

OPINION: Why do low emissions development strategies matter?

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Sam Bickersteth spoke at the opening of Peru’s second national climate change conference, Interclima, which is meeting together with the Low Emissions Development Strategies—Latin American and Caribbean (LEDS LAC) Platform this week in Lima, Peru. The Government of Peru has just taken on the Presidency of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC, in […]

IDB loan to strengthen access to electricity in Ecuador

Sunday, December 08, 2013

$30 million will help improve the quality of life for its citizens through access to electricity services in rural and marginal urban areas The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan with whichEcuador will increase and improve access to electricity in rural and marginal urban communities. The loan is aimed at increasing […]

Secretary General Insulza Closed Event at the OAS on Environmental Sustainability in the post-2015 Agenda

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

December 3, 2013 The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today closed the seminar ” Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the post-2015 Agenda,” held in the General Secretariat building of the Organization in Washington, DC and in which the Final Report of the Thematic Consultation on […]

The OAS and EAFIT Organize Course on Social Urbanism and Public Management in Medellin

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

From the 2-6 of December, professionals from 12 countries around the hemisphere get together in Medellin to learn about the urban and social transformation taking place in the city over the last few years. This course is geared towards local, national, and international professionals and students from different disciplines interested in learning about “Medellin’s Case.” […]

Senior ECPA Fellow Jeff Soule Reports on his Visit to Chile

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Mayor of Valdivia, Omar Sabat, has been in the job less than a year and has great plans for his City. I was joined by Mayor Ralph Becker along with Roberto Moris the Deputy Dean of Urbanism at the Catholic University of Chile, Santiago in a site visit to this South-Central Chilean City, known […]