November 2014

Teaching Responsible Energy Use to the Next Generation

Monday, November 10, 2014

A number of countries in the region are hoping to make their energy future brighter by incorporating lessons on energy efficiency into the classroom. An upcoming regional workshop will examine some of the most effective ways to enlighten students about responsible energy use long before they ever have to pay an electric bill. The OAS-sponsored […]

Region Prepares for a Second ECPA Ministerial Meeting

Monday, November 10, 2014

Looking ahead to a second ministerial-level meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, to be held in 2015, each sub region has been holding preparatory meetings to evaluate progress on projects and initiatives and discuss how this hemisphere-wide effort could be strengthened. These meetings have also laid the groundwork for a Plan […]

Mexico: Building a More Sustainable Energy Agenda

Monday, November 10, 2014

Climate change is no longer the stuff of the future—and countries throughout the Americas are taking concrete steps to address its effects. To help the OAS member countries exchange information on this critical issue, this newsletter will offer an occasional focus on a specific country, to see what policies and measures it is adopting to […]

Looking to a Future Sustainable Development Agenda

Monday, November 10, 2014

The countries of the Americas are in the process of defining the next generation of challenges to achieve sustainable development. A recent forum at the OAS—“Building a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda for the Americas”—provided an opportunity to discuss some of the region’s priorities and goals moving forward. The forum, held on October 21, brought together […]

Closed Looped Cycle Production Highlighted at the 2014 World Resources Forum

Monday, November 10, 2014

An ECPA initiative that encourages sustainable, “closed-loop” production methods was the focus of two workshops held as part of a major international event—the 2014 World Resources Forum in Arequipa, Peru. Through the workshops, several partners in the “Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas” initiative highlighted innovative production methods designed to improve business productivity, competitiveness, […]

A Renewed Commitment to Renewable Energy

Monday, November 10, 2014

With infrastructure costs for renewable energy declining, renewables are becoming increasingly viable for Latin America and the Caribbean. A recent workshop looked at some of the advantages of renewable energy sources: They can help countries diversify their energy matrix, improve the quality of life for people who live in isolated areas currently off the grid, […]