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    LAC Projects Receive 2009 SEED Award

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

    This year’s recipients of the SEED Awards were announced yesterday by the SEED Initiative at a reception linked to this year’s session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), and several of the recipients were from Latin America.
    What is the SEED Award and who is the SEED Initiative? you ask.  The Initiative was founded […]

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    Brazil Raises Steel Can Recycling to 49%

    Thursday, March 19th, 2009

    From the World Steel Association:
    Global steel can recycling rate reaches highest recorded level
    The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced today that 7.2 million metric tons (mmt) of steel cans were recycled across the 37 countries reporting in 2007. This avoided approximately 13 mmt of CO2 emissions.
    The global recycling rate for steel cans was 68% in […]

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    Now Renewables Have Their Own International Agency

    Saturday, January 31st, 2009

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was created at a founding conference in Bonn, Germany, this week, followed the next day by a short working session of the preparatory commission charged with getting it up-and-running.  The brainchild of renewable advocate Germany, with strong backing from Denmark and Spain, IRENA is intended to raise the profile […]

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    More LAC Nations Covered by Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

    Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

    Temas Note: When the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility was first officially announced by the World Bank a few months ago, only five Latin American nations (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Mexico, Panama) were to participate. Because of strong interest in the Facility, it has been decided recently to expand its developing country participants, and as […]

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    The Caribbean Challenge

    Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

    Yes, I know, this announcement was made publicly at the end of May. I held off talking about here, in part to work first on older backlog from The Temas Blog queue, and in part to see if, as hinted, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and St. Lucia would quickly […]

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    Energy Efficiency and Competitiveness in Latin America

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), together with the governments of Germany and Switzerland, is sponsoring a conference on “Energy Efficiency and Competitiveness in Latin America” 15-16 September in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference will be held at the Club Transatlântico. The conference is being administered by […]

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    More Glass Packaging Recovery, Less Piracy?

    Sunday, October 7th, 2007

    When discussing recovery/recycling among packaging materials in Brazil, glass sometimes suffers by comparison. Brazil is a world leader in recycling PET and aluminum cans, and high among recyclers of corrugated cardboard (77%).
    Brazil’s 45% annual recycling rate for glass packaging is better than the glass packaging rate for the US (but then again, the US […]

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    Global Bioenergy Partnership Launches Its Website

    Thursday, May 10th, 2007

    Temas Observation: It is curious that Mexico is one of the GBEP Partners, but Brazil is not. I wonder what Brasilia has to say about that?
    From the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
    Global Bioenergy Partnership web site launched today
    Promotes information sharing on bioenergy
    The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) today unveiled its web site, which […]

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    IDB President: Renewable Energy Critical to LAC’s Development

    Monday, March 19th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Future development and poverty reduction tied to gains in renewable energy, says IDB President
    Technological advances are making renewable energy economically feasible
    The countries of Latin America must increase their development of renewable energy sources and improve energy efficiency to ensure future development and the ability to meet the demands of the […]

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    Germany Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Central America

    Sunday, December 17th, 2006

    Germany has just signed an agreement with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica – BCIE) to provide US$11 million worth of low-interest financing for Central American projects promoting renewable energy sources and energy efficiency — two areas in which German manufacturers and service providers have experience and a strong […]

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