Energy Efficiency
Promoting best practices to reduce energy use in all sectors of the economy
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Renewable Energy
Accelerating the development and use of clean renewable energy alternatives
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Cleaner and More Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels
Promoting cleaner fossil fuel alternatives
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Energy Infrastructure
Fostering a modern, integrated and more resilient energy infrastructure
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Energy Poverty
Promoting sustainable rural and urban development and improving access to modern clean energy services
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Sustainable Forests and Land Use
Reducing deforestation and forest degradation through conservation and sustainable management
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Reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change
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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, U.S. President Obama 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, energy poverty, infrastructure, cleaner and more efficient use of fossil fuels, sustainable forests and land use, and climate change adaptation. Read more


The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) operates the ECPA Clearinghouse, established for the purpose of coordinating the Partnership's activities and outreach.

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Happiness a tool for sustainable development

July 24, 2015

Through the promotion of happiness is possible to contribute to the sustainable development of cities. This means a positive impact in the mental and physical state of human beings. Through a 3 blog post series we will showcase some successful cases related to planning, transport and food consumption. These posts aim to inspire readers to implement new habits as tools to foment sustainable development in the Americas. This first post will look into initiatives that are considering new spaces for conducting activities  in the cities. The concept of happiness for the cities According to this concept cities should be designed to make life more enjoyable. In order to achieve this we must ensure citizens have access to open air areas such as parks, rivers and natural...Read More

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