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  • Chile Reforms Its EIA System

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last week in a joint press conference featuring the Chilean Ministers of Environment, Treasury, Economy, Energy and Mining presented a package of measures intended to make the national Environment Impact Assessment System (Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental – SEIA) more “efficient” and “agile.” The measures were mostly drafted by the […]

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    Creating Employment in Protected Areas of Peru / Creando empleo en las áreas naturales protegidas del Perú

    Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB fund approves US$1 million for production chains in protected natural areas in Perú
    Grant will benefit approximately 1,000 small-scale producers
    The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the approval of a US$1 million grant to implement a replicable sustainable production-chain model for low-income groups with […]

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    Assessing the Lamberts Windfarm Proposal

    Thursday, June 7th, 2007

    Back in my post “A Sustainable Energy Plan for Barbados?“, I mentioned that a linchpin of the Barbados government plan to expand the use of renewable sources in the island’s power supply was Barbados Light & Power’s (BLP) plans for a windfarm at Lamberts, St. Lucy.
    That proposal is hardly a “done deal” yet, though. […]

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    An IDB-Sponsored “Blueprint for Green Energy in the Americas”

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

    At the briefing on the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) biofuel investment plans for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Bank finally released the study it commissioned from consultant Garten Rothkopf on biofuels entitled “A Blueprint for Green Energy in the Americas.” To download the various portions of the study, follow this link.
    I confess […]

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    PAC’ing Brazil III: Energy, Petrochemicals and Biofuels

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

    In Part I, I provided an overview of what the Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) proposed by President Lula is and why it matters to the issues I discuss in The Temas Blog. I also discussed its most direct impact on environment policy, the proposed changes in environmental […]

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