November 2016

Paris Agreement Update

Monday, November 07, 2016

Paris Agreement Ratified on Record Time: Parties Ready to Get the Ball Rolling October 2016 will be a month to remember as it witnessed the achievement of double of the required threshold for the Paris Agreement to entry into force. The Paris Agreement will commence starting November 4, only thirty days after at least 55 […]

Clean Energy Solutions Center in Action: Partnering with ECPA in Belize

Monday, November 07, 2016

Through its partnership with ECPA, the Clean Energy Solutions Center has supported Belize with the implementation of its Sustainable Energy Strategy and utility business model transformation. The Sustainable Energy Strategy and Action Plan is part of Belize’s Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement. The Plan calls for “85% renewable energy by 2030 by implementing […]

ECPA IN ACTION: Energy Transition in the Americas

Monday, November 07, 2016

Like any major change, the transition to cleaner energy is going to take some hard work. In preparation for next year’s ECPA ministerial meeting—which will focus on the “Energy Transition in the Americas”— representatives from across the hemisphere met to brainstorm about some of their countries’ main challenges and priorities. The preparatory meeting, held in […]

Did you know?

Monday, November 07, 2016

If it were not for naturally occurring greenhouse gases, the earth would be too cold to support life as we know it. Without the greenhouse effect, the average temperature of the earth would be about -2°F rather than the 57°F we currently experience. Source:

What is ECPA up to?

Monday, November 07, 2016

Bringing a Practical Perspective to Energy Challenges Governments make critical policy decisions about energy, but companies tend to be on the front lines of turning that policy into reality. That’s why tackling today’s energy challenges effectively requires real engagement between the public and private sector, a representative of the Americas Business Dialogue recently argued. Both […]