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  • LAC Water Center Created / Crean Centro del Agua para ALC

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

    Temas Note: While the idea of a center focussed on water and sanitation issues in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region generally appeals to me, I have to ask why in this form, in this locale, and with these sponsors?  Doesn’t the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) already have a Pan American Center for […]

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    Groundbreaking Project of Carbon Credits for Avoided Deforestation

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last week the Environment Ministry signed an agreement with the World Bank for the first project in Colombia, and one of the first in the world, involving the sale of carbon credits for “reduction of emissions from deforestation” (i.e., “avoided deforestation”). The project involves some 1,410 hectares in San Nicolás Valley in […]

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    What the WWF-Coke Freshwater Partnership Means for LAC

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

    On the face of it, this is good news for a couple of reasons. First off, I applaud that a huge water user (176 billion liters worldwide in 2006) and consumer such as Coca-Cola has decided to increase their water use efficiency, recycle the water they use in manufacturing whenever and wherever possible, and to […]

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    Sparking Creative Eco-Thinking

    Thursday, September 28th, 2006

    I ran across a news brief about this contest the other day over at Treehugger. if you’re not familiar yet with Treehugger, you should check it out. A great site on ecological issues and thought, particularly eco-design and environmentally friendly products and services. [And no, they did not pay me to say that!] General Electric […]

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