June 2016

Uprooted Lives: The Effects of Climate Change on Migration

Monday, June 13, 2016

In early 1999, less than three months after Hurricane Mitch had plowed through his fields, wiping out the corn, potatoes, and other crops he had planted, Israel Baíl headed for the United States to take his chances as an undocumented immigrant. Now back in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, he looks back on that decision as his only […]

Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean initiative successfully convenes its sixth and seventh course editions

Monday, June 13, 2016

With the goal of promoting greater hemispheric cooperation to address the numerous challenges that rapid urbanization poses to the region, the Permanent Mission of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the OAS in 2013 to launch Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean, a technical assistance and competitive […]

Cultivating the next circular economy generation

Monday, June 13, 2016

To raise awareness among the academic sector and promote the implementation of closed loop cycle production methods, are among the components of the Closed Loop Cycle Production in the Americas (CLCPA) Program. To this end, the Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) conveyed the first edition of a Design […]

Attention to the Water-Energy Nexus in Latin America Long Overdue

Monday, June 13, 2016

Recent studies argue that population growth and rapid urbanization will increase energy demand, exerting more pressure on natural water sources in the region. For two days, field experts from the public, private and academic sectors, met in Panama City to review best practices and regulatory frameworks that can contribute to a more integrated management of […]