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Friday, January 30, 2015

Uruguay Energy Policy 2030: A global and long-term vision

Energy needs are complex issues and their multidimensional nature exacerbates the difficulties that countries face when deploying effective national policies. The Government of Uruguay recognized the complexity of this topic and is implementing a comprehensive policy that addresses the various aspects of energy.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Conclusion of Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean: Results and Lessons Learned

The imperative need to build sustainable cities and communities in the hemisphere was initially recognized during the First Summit on Sustainable Development in the Americas, held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 1996. With the aim of contributing to the development of sustainable communities, the project "Sustainable communities in Central America and the Caribbean" began in 2011.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

ECPA Expert Network

The ECPA expert network is a great resource for networking, institutional promotion and for the exchange of information and knowledge. Sign up here!
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Friday, January 30, 2015

ECPA Successful Initiative Highlighted in Peace Corps 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance

The Renewable Energy and Climate Change initiative executed by the Peace Corps under the framework of the ECPA began in 2012 and will end this year, had a positive balance in December 2014, as revealed by the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan published by this organization.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Business Benefits First, Technology Second: A New Finance Venture Approach

Senior ECPA Fellow, Mr. Jigar Shah will be the President of a new finance venture which will focus on selling the benefits of renewables and resource efficiency measures, by putting technical innovation on the side. Investments will focus on enabling implementation rather than technical innovation. “Generate Capital has allocated US$500 million in business opportunities that fit its investment criteria.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ECPA Clearinghouse 2014 Snapshot

A review of the activities organized by the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Clearinghouse.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Mexico: Building a More Sustainable Energy Agenda

In recent years, Mexico has adopted various legal mechanisms, regulatory frameworks, and financial instruments to address energy issues. Since 2007, its Sustainable Energy Fund has encouraged scientific and technological research in energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, use of clean technologies, and diversification of primary energy sources.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Region Prepares for a Second ECPA Ministerial Meeting

Looking ahead to a second ministerial-level meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, to be held in 2015, each sub region has been holding preparatory meetings to evaluate progress on projects and initiatives and discuss how this hemisphere-wide effort could be strengthened.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Looking to a Future Sustainable Development Agenda

The countries of the Americas are in the process of defining the next generation of challenges to achieve sustainable development. A recent forum at the OAS—“Building a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda for the Americas”—provided an opportunity to discuss some of the region’s priorities and goals moving forward.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Closed Looped Cycle Production Highlighted at the 2014 World Resources Forum

An ECPA initiative that encourages sustainable, “closed-loop” production methods was the focus of two workshops held as part of a major international event—the 2014 World Resources Forum in Arequipa, Peru.
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