May 2015

High-Level Dialogue on Transition toward Circular Economies in the Americas

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The circular economy concept offers an alternative to today’s linear “take, make, dispose” economic model, moving away from growth through the use of natural resources and ecosystems. This philosophy is eminently compatible with the principles of sustainable development and could inject added value into the intergovernmental negotiation processes for the post-2015 development agenda, both of […]

Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, and Leadership: Key Topics of the Second Ministerial Meeting of the ECPA

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The region’s high-ranking authorities on energy and climate will meet on May 25 and 26 to discuss the ECPA plan of action. Chief among the topics that the OAS member states will address in their discussions are energy efficiency, climate change, and charting a new course for the ECPA. Since its inception in 2009, the […]

Panama Readies Energy Plan 2015-2050

Thursday, May 14, 2015

With a population of more than three million, Panama is Central America’s front-runner in terms of growth and development (2014 Human Development Index) as well as the second most competitive country in the region, according to the World Economic Forum. Geographic good luck has blessed it with a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans […]

RECICLACEITE Cooking Oil Recycling Project Launched in Guatemala City

Thursday, May 14, 2015

According to Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Technology, every liter of used oil poured down the drain pollutes 1,000 liters of water. An average person uses an estimated 10 liters of oil per year. A new scheme was launched in Guatemala City on April 15 this year in the framework of the Sustainable Communities in […]