January 2014

Young Colombian Entrepreneurs Meet With Washington-Based Multilateral Organizations, Diplomats

Friday, January 17, 2014

Photo: Clearinghouse team On November 8, 2013, a group of young environmental leaders and entrepreneurs hailing from several rural communities in Colombia met with Colombian diplomats and representatives of multilateral organizations to discuss their ideas to further economic and social activities in their villages. The visit was coordinated by the Colombian National Learning Service (SENA) […]

Government of Guatemala to Host Central American Workshop of the ECPA Initiative on Renewable Energy and Climate Science

Friday, January 17, 2014

In the spring of 2014, the National Center of Metrology of Guatemala will host a technical workshop to address energy and climate metrology challenges facing the countries in Central America, included in the CAMET sub-region of the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM). Metrology organizations from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama will […]

Coffee Growers Receive Training on Improved Renewable Energy Generation Techniques in Costa Rica

Friday, January 17, 2014

On November 19-22, 2013, representatives from 15 Central American coffee growing organizations attended a workshop to learn about new techniques to reduce energy costs and increase profits while curbing carbon emissions and caring for the environment. The four-day event was hosted at the Research Center for Electrochemistry and Energy Chemistry (CELEQ) in San José, Costa […]

ECPA Initiative on Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Organizes Social Urbanism and Public Management Course in Medellin

Friday, January 17, 2014

(Photo Credits: EAFIT) On December 2-6, 2013, the Organization of American States and EAFIT University (Escuela de Administración y Finanzas e Instituto Tecnológico) convened a course geared toward disseminating best practices and lessons learned in sustainable urban development. The course focused on Medellin’s Integral Urban Projects approach (known as PUI), conceived as an urban intervention […]

Mayors in the Americas Strive for more Sustainable and Resilient Communities through Knowledge Sharing and Exchange of Experiences

Friday, January 17, 2014

On December 3-4, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) held the Colloquium for Mayors “Towards Sustainable and Resilient Communities in the Americas”. The event sought to catalyze hemispheric cooperation among experts, mayors, and regional partners, bolster regional cooperation, improve the quality of municipal governance and establish a framework for effective collaboration and exchanges between […]

Two Initiatives Implemented by Worldwatch Institute Added to the ECPA Project Portfolio in 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Two projects recently completed by ECPA strategic partner Worldwatch Institute are joining the ECPA project portfolio in 2014. The projects are “Phase 1 of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Roadmap Strategy initiative (C-SERMS)” and “The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America.” Both efforts advance the goals enshrined in the seven fundamental pillars of […]