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Friday, December 4, 2015

COP21: UN emphasizes crucial impact of young and future generations to tackle climate change

During the event, a manifesto called “Our communiqué: Act like a kid” was presented, which urges world leaders to include climate education in the universal climate agreement expected to be adopted at the end of next week.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

OAS Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Sustainable Development

Following a one year process of dialogue and meaningful exchanges among OAS member States, which included consultations with civil society and social actors, the Third Inter-American meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Sustainable Development concluded in Honduras on October 21st. At the meeting, Member States adopted the Declaration of Tela to promote a sustainable development agenda for the Americas, in line with the objectives for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, and with a full commitment to address climate change.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ocean Conservation and Climate Change in the Americas

Furthering the theme on Sustainable Development after its recent Ministerial Meeting, the OAS co-hosted an international discussion entitled “Our Shared Treasure: Oceans and Climate Change” on October 26 in Washington DC. The 67th OAS Policy Roundtable, sponsored by the Principality of Monaco and National Geographic, gathered expert panelists to discuss challenges and successful practices for ocean conservation.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Preliminary results of 5% ethanol blending in Guatemala

The preliminary results showed that it increases octane and decreases pollution without affecting the operation of the vehicles.
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Monday, June 8, 2015

FONTAGRO (Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology) has launched a Contest on Successful Cases of Innovation for adaptation of family agriculture to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Through this contest, FONTAGRO seeks to disseminate successful experiences of producers and other innovative stakeholders of the agro-food chains in climate change adaptation, by documenting these cases and identifying success factors.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

NEWS: The road to low-emissions development – Peru’s PlanCC identifies more than 70 mitigation options

After two years of hard work, the first phase of PlanCC came to an end this month. The result is 77 options to mitigate climate change so that Peru adopts a low-emissions development path – and each has the potential to be implemented effectively.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Third Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge - Creating Impact"

The conference will be held on the premises of the University of Venice from 29 through 30 January 2015.
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Latin Americans’ Perceptions of the Challenges of Urban Living

Rapid urbanization has shaped Latin American societies for the last half century. Across the Latin American and Caribbean region, about four out of every five citizens now live in an urban area. Nearly two out of every five citizens of the region live in an urban area with more than 1 million inhabitants.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

World Bank, Canada Launch Caribbean Climate Innovation Center

The effort is aimed at supporting green energy ventures, advancing energy security and reducing the region’s reliance on fossil fuels—a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions—to generate energy.
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Friday, February 7, 2014

2 billion more people will need access to water and energy by 2050

Cooperation between water and energy and with Governments is vital to securing services required in the near future, concluded the UN-Water conference held this week in Zaragoza, Spain, in preparation for World Water Day.
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