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Students Compete in Hackathon to Create Application for the Good of Humanity

Thursday, September 19, 2013

In Costa Rica, 15 student teams competed in the Worldwide Youth Hackathon. The challenge was to create an application in under 24 hours, focused on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The application categories were education, health, and environment. Each team was assigned one of the three categories. The student teams were from various continents […]


The 2012-13 Fulbright NEXUS Final Meeting: New Connections for a Changing Climate

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program The 2012-13 Fulbright NEXUS Final Meeting Is September 18-20, 2013 In Washington, DC. Please View The Meeting Agenda For Details On Sessions Open To The Public. Vladimir Gil, 2012-13 Fulbright NEXUS Grantee from Peru The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior […]


World Car Free Day (History)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Worldwide Carfree Day started in the 90s as a response to the excessive increase of cars that were harmful to our habitats, health, and general well being of the planet. As a sign of solidarity, all citizens are invited to participate in this global movement by leaving their cars at home on Sunday, and instead […]


Sustainable Communities in Central America- City bicycle paths

Friday, September 06, 2013

Sustainable Transport Solutions As communities continue to grow, the adoption of sustainable transport solutions have become critical in order to increase mobility, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. The Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean project seeks to support community-based projects including but not limited to motorized and non-motorized transport development, […]


1st International ACCION/UNESCO Climate School on “Andean Climate Variability and Change” Successfully Completed

Friday, September 06, 2013

(group photo of the 20 students from the region with the specialists that taught the classes) Under the ACCION Project of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), students from the Andean region met in Lima, Peru from September 3-6, 2013. The students were trained on a broad spectrum of climate change and […]


1st International ACCION/UNESCO Climate School on “Andean Climate Variability and Change” (3-6 September, 2013)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The 1st International ACCIÓN/UNESCO Climate School focuses on the topic of “Andean Climate Variability and Change”, due to its timeliness and the important consequences of climate change for the Andean environment and society. Dr. Amelia Díaz, SENAMHI CEO, Dr. Mathias Vuille ACCION project manager and Dr. Ken Takahashi, a research scientist at Instituto de Geofisica […]