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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

OAS Convenes Public Forum on Education in Energy and Climate Change

The impact of climate change on people, economic growth and infrastructure has been documented by the scientific community, who believes that its effects are likely to be long-lasting and more intense in the future. As the economies of the Americas continue to grow and energy demand increases, there is an urgent need to improve adaptation techniques and to raise the understanding of individuals, businesses and governments on ways to address the challenge of climate change.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Purdue University and Government of Colombia Establish Strategic Agreements to Foster Research, Technology and Education

Purdue’s President, Mitchell Daniels, and Dr. Suresh Garimella, Purdue’s Chief Global Affairs Officer and Senior ECPA Fellow, led a delegation on a trip to Colombia to consolidate a collaborative relationship with the government, universities and the private sector of that country. The new partnership will expand scientific research and foster high level capacity building and doctoral training for young Colombians.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ECPA Strategic Partner Leads Technical Mission on Urban Management Capacity Building in Curitiba

ONWARD and IIDEL will promote practical knowledge of the most important public-private management projects that contributed to Curitiba’s consolidation as a global point of reference for sustainability, inclusion and planning.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ECPA welcomes New Strategic Partner Instituto IDEAL from Brazil

In its efforts at widening its hemispheric network, in late 2013 the ECPA Clearinghouse welcomed a new regional partner: the Institute for the Development of Alternative Energies in Latin America (IDEAL).
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Panama’s National Energy Secretariat to Host ECPA Regional Technical Workshop on Energy Concerns for an Expanding Urban Infrastructure

By early 1990 nearly 70 percent of the Latin American and Caribbean populace lived in urban areas. In 2013, the percentage of urban dwellers reached almost 80 percent. Urban population will go from 472 million in 2011, to 560 million in 2025. In this context, it is crucial to implement sustainable strategies for increased electricity generation and a rational use of energy resources.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

People of Nevis Island Take Preventive Actions Against Natural Hazards

The non-profit organization H.O.P.E. Nevis is implementing the ECPA initiative “Building Community Resilience to Natural Hazards one Community at a Time”, aimed at developing a coordinated and effective approach to reducing disaster risk on the island of Nevis.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ECPA Strategic Partner GGKP Launches Web Platform to Accelerate Green Economy Transition

The state-of-the-art knowledge-sharing platform is a response to increasing demands from both policy makers and the public for information on ways to achieve sustainable economic growth. The website features a searchable e-library with over 600 technical and policy resources, as well as dashboards with data and policies for 193 countries.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

ECPA Initiative on Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Organizes Social Urbanism and Public Management Course in Medellin

Building sustainable cities is one of the most ambitious goals of the countries of the Americas as urban enclaves harbor upwards of 80 percent of the region’s population. During the course hosted at EAFIT University, sustainable urban development experts hailing from 12 countries across the Western Hemisphere examined the phenomenal urban and social transformation taking place in the City of Medellin, Colombia.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Mayors in the Americas Strive for more Sustainable and Resilient Communities through Knowledge Sharing and Exchange of Experiences

Miami was the venue of a Mayors’ Colloquium aimed at providing a space for sharing challenges, solutions and experiences among city leaders in the Americas in the run-up to the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, in April 2014.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Coffee Growers Receive Training on Improved Renewable Energy Generation Techniques in Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica Research Center for Electrochemistry and Energy Chemistry is spearheading the ECPA initiative “Sustainable Models for Coffee Milling in Central America”. The effort aims at developing a clean energy model for Central America’s coffee milling industry.
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