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    The Time is Ripe for Energy Efficiency Focus in LAC / Es la hora en LAC para potenciar la eficiencia energética

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

    From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    The Region is Before a Historical Opportunity to Heighten Energy Efficiency

    Experts discussed the situation and future of energy use in Latin America and the Caribbean during an inter-governmental meeting at the Commission headquarters.

    Latin America and the Caribbean are before a historical opportunity to strengthen […]

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    Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in LAC

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

    I am in New York attending the Seventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17). This Session is focused on the thematic cluster of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification and Africa. As is the case with the opening day of most such international fora, today all too many opening […]

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    ECLAC on Elements for Formulating Public Policy on Biofuels

    Thursday, February 5th, 2009

    The biofuel programs in the developed countries — particularly those in the US and the European Union (EU) — represent a series of opportunities, challenges and risks for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  If biofuel production is to create economic growth in LAC nations without jeopardizing its natural capital and social […]

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    Progress Towards the Health MDGs in LAC / Progreso hacia los ODM relacionado con la salud en ALC

    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

    Recently 14 United Nations (UN) agencies* released a report (English, Spanish) reviewing the status of efforts of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations toward meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
    The report addresses the following health-specific MDGs:

    reducing the under-five mortality rate by 2/3 between 1990 and 2015;
    reducing the maternal mortality ratio by 3/4 between 1990 […]

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    Brazil Defends Sugarcane Ethanol / Brasil defende etanol de cana-de-açúcar

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From Brazil’s Nation Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES publishes book with unprecedented mapping of the ethanol sector
    Brazil is one of the most advanced countries in technology and productivity in all stages of the sugarcane ethanol production chain. The Brazilian experience shows that sugarcane bioethanol has become one of the most important responses to the growing need to […]

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    ECLAC to Analyze Economic Impacts of Climate Change for 8 LAC Nations/ CEPAL analizará en 8 paises los impactos económicos que pueda provocar el cambio climático

    Monday, October 27th, 2008

    From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    Concern Grows Over Impact of Climate Change on Economies in the Region
    Participants discussed the region’s role in addressing climate change and alternatives to mitigate its effects, among other issues.
    The possible imposition of trade barriers on products from the region due to carbon emissions in […]

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    The Economics of Climate Change in the Caribbean / La economía del cambio climático en el Caribe

    Sunday, September 14th, 2008

    From the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CARIBBEAN
    ECLAC study to review policy and provide country-by-country assessments of its impacts.
    A review of the economics of climate change in the Caribbean will be the subject of a study to be undertaken by ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for […]

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    Tackling HIV/AIDS Among LAC Children

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still has much work to do regarding HIV/AIDS among children and pregnant women.
    That was one of the lessons drawn from the recent WHO/UNAIDS/UNICEF report on the state of HIV/AIDS interventions. For example, among the Caribbean states the average of pregnant women that receive treatment with antiretrovirals to prevent […]

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    Cooperation on Sustainable Energy & Energy Integration in the Southern Cone?

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    Authorities and Experts Discuss Energy Security and Integration in the Region
    The Southern Cone Regional Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Energy Cooperation and Integration gathered specialists from the region
    Ensuring equal access to energy sources, diversifying the energy matrix and advancing towards regional energy alliances are […]

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    Why is LAC Slow to Tap Carbon Funds?

    Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

    The Dominican Republic’s Environment Secretariat (SEMARENA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) recently co-hosted an event in Santo Domingo designed to prompt Dominicans into tapping the many international funding opportunities for projects related, directly or directly, to climate change (“carbon markets”).
    And well they should! For some […]

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