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Latin American Regional Programme on Energy Efficiency Launched[viewed]

Representatives from several international organizations and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Governments officially launch a Regional Energy Efficiency Programme. The new Programme aims at producing a market and coherent pipeline for energy efficiency (EE) projects in LAC on both the supply and demand sides.

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Andes Governments Form Regional Coordination Mechanism[viewed]

Six Andean countries, in collaboration with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), are developing a regional coordination mechanism to support sustainable mountain development in the region. Based on the principle of integrated management, the mechanism will seek to protect the region's ecosystems while improving residents' quality of life.

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LAC Officials Discuss Progress on Regional Instrument on Principle 10[viewed]

Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries discussed implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, at two events organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Principle 10 recognizes the importance of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.

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CAF Mesoamerica and Caribbean Workshop Focuses on Adaptation Finance[viewed]

The Development Bank for Latin America (CAF) hosted a workshop to strengthen the capacity of Mesoamerican and Caribbean countries to assess the financing needs associated with climate change adaptation.

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Workshop Agrees Priorities for EUROCLIMA's Agriculture Component[viewed]

A three-day workshop discussed priority actions and initiatives needed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to address agriculture and climate change, and agreed on an agenda for work on the subject under the EUROCLIMA programme on agriculture, food security and climate change.

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LAC Officials Trained in Using Satellite Technology to Monitor Forests[viewed]

UN-REDD and Mexico's National Forest Commission (CONAFOR) held a workshop 2-4 September 2014 in Panama City, Panama to exchange experiences and provide training in the use of satellite technology as part of National Forest Monitoring Systems for Argentina, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname.

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IRENA Projects Future Bioenergy Demand[viewed]

A working paper published in the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) ‘REmap 2030' series suggests that, over the next decade and a half, global biomass use could double from current levels, and account for 20% of total primary energy supply (TPES) and 60% of final renewable energy use, if all technology options it examines are deployed.

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LAC Workshop Calls for Increased Biogas Production from Family Agriculture[viewed]

Specialists from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuel attended a workshop on how the production of biogas from the family agricultural sector can reduce the sector's waste production, water contamination and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while providing a renewable energy source for rural areas.

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Event: V Political Dialogue on Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean[viewed]

Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with support from German Cooperation (GIZ), are co-organizing the fifth regional political dialogue on energy efficiency around the theme 'Energy Efficiency Markets'.

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Event: Steering Committee Meeting of the Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean Soil Partnership[viewed]

This meeting of the Steering Committee of the Regional Soil Partnership of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean will finalize an Implementation Plan for the region.

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