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United States’ Obama and Brazil’s Rousseff Underscore Importance of ECPA

Saturday, March 19, 2011

At the invitation of President Dilma Rousseff, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, paid a State Visit to Brazil on March 19-21, 2011. In a joint statement issued during the visit, both presidents underscored the importance of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) and recognized the relevance of the project “Sustainable Urban Planning and Energy Efficient Construction for Low-Income Areas of the Americas”.

Brazil was the first country to offer a leadership role in ECPA by launching an initiative to promote energy-efficient housing and improve living conditions for low-income residents. Additionally, Brazil conveyed its intention to host an ECPA Ministerial Meeting in the future.