Energy

Event: Second Regional Symposium on Energy Efficiency [viewed]

Sponsored by the Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) and co-hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), this symposium will seek to establish a Work Plan for Regional Cooperation in Energy Efficiency based on inputs from Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) government representatives regarding specific national and regional activities needed to promote energy efficiency.  

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Event: Latin American Carbon Forum 2013 [viewed]

The Seventh Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACF) will discuss prospects for carbon projects in Latin America. The Forum is co-organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

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Event: 2012 Annual Meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund [viewed]

The 2012 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from the institutions' 188 member countries, and provide a forum for civil society, the private sector, academics and others to engage in discussions on economic issues.  

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DSD Report Examines Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada [viewed]

September 2012: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) has released a report examining adaptation to climate change in sectors including water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy. While this report focuses on Grenada, the broader project, “Integrating Climate Change into National Sustainable Development Strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean,” addresses primary concerns of small island developing States (SIDS). 

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ECPA Seminar Examines Research Cooperation in Energy Efficient Development for Central America [viewed]

10 September 2012: The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) held a seminar on innovation, science and technology for energy efficient development in Central America as part of the activities of the ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group chaired by Mexico.

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Event: Financial Instruments to Promote Energy Efficiency: Experience from Local Financial Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

This interactive workshop is being organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Germany's development bank (KfW) and Mexico's Nacional Financiera (NAFIN). It will seek to promote dialogue between development and commercial banks of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and will bring together national and international experts to discuss innovative proposals for action and cooperation on financial instruments for the promotion of energy efficiency, and to share experiences and lessons learned by local financial institutions. Participation is by invitation only.  

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Event: ECLAC Technical Advisory Committee Meeting on the Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change in the Caribbean [viewed]

This meeting is organized by the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and will bring together technical experts and government representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, Cuba and the Dominican Republic to examine the results of assessments of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the agriculture, coastal and marine, energy, health, tourism and water sectors in the Caribbean.  

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Event: 8th Annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport [viewed]

Co-hosted by the World Resources Institute's center for sustainable transport, EMBARQ, Mexico's Environment Secretariat, the Mexico City government, Walk 21 and others, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), this conference will discuss sustainable transport issues as transport emissions, clean vehicles, climate change, bus rapid transit (BRT) and transport post-Rio+20 under the theme "Step Into the Future".  

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UNGA Debate Addresses Rio+20 Outcome, Complementarity of MDGs, SDGs, Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

27 September 2012: In their statements on the third day of the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, world leaders supported accelerated efforts on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), recommended incorporating lessons learned into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development framework, and addressed outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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FAO Launches Energy from Biomass Project in Argentina [viewed]

FAO25 September 2012: The Government of Argentina and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have signed an agreement for a three-year project that seeks to triple biomass as a share of the Argentinian national energy balance by converting forest wastes, animal excreta and crop wastes into biogas and other forms of bioenergy.

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