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Friday, July 24, 2015

Dominican Republic: Toward the Construction of a More Reliable and More Environmentally Sustainable Electricity Sector

The Dominican Republic covers a little over two thirds of the eastern part of Hispaniola, the island it shares with Haiti. Its economy is the ninth largest in Latin America and second in Central America and the Caribbean (CIA, 2010). Although the country is known as a sugar producer,, the services industry is currently the predominant area of economic activity.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

ECPA and the multiplier effect of the Circular Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

ECPA, through the OAS-led initiative ‘Closed-Loop Cycle Production in the Americas’, is working closely with the private sector to foster awareness about and transition towards more sustainable production processes.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

ECPA expert contributes the Pope Francis’s Encyclical on caring for our common home

On June 18, Pope Francis released his long-awaited Encyclical on the environment, a groundbreaking letter declaring climate change one of humanity’s greatest challenges. Dan Kammen, a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner and expert for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), was a contributor to the drafting of the Vatican’s document. The Pope’s leadership and the knowledge of this ECPA expert are forging the path towards a sustainable future in the Americas.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

ECPA spearheads energy-sector survey for Latin America and the Caribbean

With a view to bolstering ECPA’s momentum and position as the premier regional platform for dialogue and partnership on energy and climate matters, the Clearinghouse Mechanism will carry out the ambitious task of collecting data on energy sectors in OAS Member States.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

OAS Secretary General inaugurates the First Extraordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Commission on Sustainable Development (CIDS)

On June 29, at OAS headquarters, Secretary General, Luis Almagro, opened a two-day event in which OAS Member States debated the issues to be addressed at the Meeting of Ministers and High-level Authorities for Sustainable Development in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in October 2015. The meeting was organized by the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) and benefited from the participation of environmental and foreign affairs representatives.
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