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Sustainable land use and policy planning Expert, Jeff Soule, to Visit Barbados on Behalf of ECPA Senior Fellows

Thursday, May 01, 2014
Washington, D.C., May 7, 2014 – Jeff Soule, a Senior Fellow in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), will be traveling May 7th to May 11th to participate in meetings and events in Barbados including Caribbean Conference of National Trusts. Senior ECPA Fellow Jeff Soule works at American Planning Association as the Director, Outreach and International Programs.

The Senior ECPA Fellows program is a network of high-level technical experts in the fields of climate change and energy who travel between countries in the Western Hemisphere to consult with governments or other institutions. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs and is administered by Partners of the Americas. There are currently 10 Senior ECPA Fellows who participate in these international exchanges. The main areas of focus for the program are: energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy infrastructure, energy poverty and access, sustainable forestry and land use, and climate change adaptation.

During his visit to Barbados, Jeff Soule will deliver a Keynote presentation at the Caribbean Conference of National Trusts and will participate in meetings with various stakeholders from different Caribbean conservation agencies, local ministers and U.S. Embassy officials. These series of events are the direct results of the earlier support that ECPA provided last year, where the proposals for the organization of a conference to share ideas, solutions and resources were made. Jeff will be facilitating the support of regional governments and international funders to focus on livability and energy conservation through better urban planning.

Partners of the Americas is an international network that promotes social and economic development in the Americas through leadership, voluntary service, and development programs. Its mission is to connect individuals, volunteers, institutions, businesses, and communities to serve and to change lives through lasting partnerships. Partners envisions an interconnected hemisphere that maximizes the social and economic potential, and leverages the full diversity, of the Americas.