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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ECPA Enables the Use of More Efficient Appliances in Belize

Under the auspices of the ECPA Sustainable Energy Capacity Building Initiative (SECBI), the Government of Belize held a three-day consultation gathering in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) to improve Belize’s energy efficiency practices by establishing a program for Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for appliances, and to reduce energy intensity in buildings below 20 percent, compared to business-as-usual.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

For a greener 2016

Happy New Year! Year beginnings are always a good time for reflection, set resolutions, and establish goals. If you wish to start off the year being healthier and feeling happier, adopting a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle is key.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Second Edition of the Sustainable Cities Course Successfully Held in Trinidad and Tobago

With the objective of highlighting advancements in sustainable cities, the Organization of American States, the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, and the University of West Indies convened a group of urban and social transformation professionals to provide an integral overview of the different aspects that contribute to building sustainable communities, according to the First Summit on Sustainable Development in the Americas held in 1996.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What Does the Paris Agreement Hold for Latin America? Challenges and Opportunities

The historic agreement signed at the UN Climate Summit will welcome transformational changes that will help advance the fight against global warming. Gathered in Paris, experts recognized that the pledge made at COP21 is a critical accomplishment that will help ensure the welfare of the Latin American people, one of the world's most vulnerable region to climate change.
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Firm Focus on Energy Independence

Crude oil prices have been relatively low all year, but the countries of the Caribbean know they can’t count on that forever. In a region often buffeted by volatile oil prices—and by the all-too-real effects of climate change—the countries are keeping their eyes firmly focused on the need for more sustainable energy solutions. Whether wind farms, solar arrays, or geothermal wells, renewable energy projects are springing up in practically every Caribbean state.
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Climate Change: “Tragedies already with us”

The climate talks underway in Paris are hardly an abstract matter for the countries of the Caribbean. Take Dominica, which on August 27 of this year was hit by Erika, a powerful tropical storm that left death and destruction in its wake. The World Bank and the government of Dominica have estimated total damage and loss from the storm at (US) $483 million, or 96 percent of GDP.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

“Window of Opportunity” in the Caribbean

Long dependent on imported crude oil, the Caribbean island states now have a “window of opportunity” to strengthen their energy security and deploy clean energy projects across the region, according to Ambassador Doctor Neil Parsan, OAS Executive Secretary for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS). He was speaking at a recent ministerial meeting held on the sidelines of this year’s Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF).
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ECPA Project Update: Energy Efficiency Initiative

Buildings are energy guzzlers: In the United States, they account for 38 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions and 73 percent of electricity consumption, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. An ECPA project being implemented in three cities in the hemisphere aims to find effective ways to reduce energy use in municipal buildings.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fueling Growth: Jamaica’s Energy Sector in Transition

Jamaica is the largest island economy in the English-speaking Caribbean and the third-largest island in the region, with a geographical area of 11,000 square kilometers and a population of 2.83 million people. In 2013, its gross national income was US$15.44 billion, approximately $5,450 per capita. The country has been heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels for its energy needs, but that is beginning to change.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Imperative of Sustainable Development

“Sustainable development is not an option but an imperative,” OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez reminded delegates at the opening of the Third Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities on Sustainable Development, held October 19-20 in Tela, Honduras.
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