Building Urban Resilience

This Ministerial dialogue provided a space to discuss the economic, social and environmental challenges of building resilient cities based on the region’s best practices and lessons learned.

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ECPA Ministerial Dialogue Series

In preparation for the IV Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial that will convene in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on February 27-28, 2020, the OAS will convene a series of Ministerial dialogues.

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Cleaner Fossil Fuels

Promoting cleaner fossil fuel alternatives

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Electric Mobility

Promoting the development of clean transport solutions

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Energy Efficiency

Promoting best practices to reduce energy use in all sectors of the economy

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Accelerating energy markets to promote new business ventures

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Renewable Energy

Accelerating the development and use of clean renewable energy alternatives

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Energy and Environment

Harmonizing standards and measurements

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Fourth ECPA Ministerial Meeting

Energy Resilience and Investment Opportunities.

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Welcome to ECPA

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere recognize that clean energy is fundamental to the Western Hemisphere’s sustainable development and the prosperity of our citizens, and they are committed to expanding cooperation to address the intertwined challenges of energy security and climate change. To strengthen Inter-American collaboration on these issues, the government of the United States invited all countries of the Western Hemisphere to join in an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). ECPA is comprised of initiatives that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric mobility, integration and cleaner fossil fuels. Read more
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Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) operates the ECPA Technical Coordination Unit, established for the purpose of coordinating the Partnership's activities and outreach.

Thematic Areas

To view the action plan, select from one of the core actions below or click on a region of the map to the left.

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Recent News

First Face-to-Face Meeting of the Energy Efficiency Technical Group takes place in El Salvador

The first Face-to-Face Meeting of the Energy Efficiency Technical Group (GTEE) of the Central American Integration System (SICA) under the...

Building a Resilient Tourism Sector

For many countries in the Caribbean and beyond, tourism is a linchpin of the economy. But what happens when catastrophe...

Renewable Energy in Brazil: More than Dams

Think of electric power generation in Brazil, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably a mega-dam. That...

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Investing in Natural Gas: Options for Resilient and Flexible Power Systems in Latin America

Across the Western Hemisphere, the electricity sector is undergoing rapid change. Natural gas production and consumption is increasing, because it...

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