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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 reason […]

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    LAC Environmental Trivia, Revisited

    Thursday, June 19th, 2008

    The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) recently published the latest edition (covering up to 2007) of its annual statistical yearbook for the region. As in recent years, one section covers natural resources and the environment. If you are seeking a basic set of comparative environmental data for the region, […]

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    CARICOM To Enter Environmental Policy Arena

    Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

    One of the downsides of being so long away from regular blogging is the tremendous backlog of things I wish to cover. This is one. The meeting referred to in the press release below happened in the latter half of April, but given its potential significance, I still wish to highlight and discuss it even […]

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    Estimating Climate Change’s Probable Economic Impacts on Central America

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

    Temas Note: Check this post for a discussion of an earlier attempt at analyzing the economic impacts of global climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that served as the regional input to the Stern Review. ________________________ From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean (ECLAC): Study On the Economics […]

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    The Outlook for Biodiesel in Central America

    Sunday, October 14th, 2007

    The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL) recently released a report* it commissioned from a consultant that evaluates the prospects for biodiesel development in Central America generally, and individually in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  All four nations have expressed strong interest in replacing imported fossil fuels with locally […]

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    Guyana’s Biofuels Potential

    Monday, July 23rd, 2007

    Not too long ago the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released a report assessing Guyana’s potential as a producer of biofuels. The report did not receive much attention outside of Guyana at the time, so I thought I would provide a quick look at it here on The Temas Blog, […]

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    The Cost of Child Malnutrition / El Costo de Desnutrición Infantil

    Monday, June 11th, 2007

    At the recent General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) held in Panama, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL) presented a joint study they did — the first of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) — that attempts to calculate […]

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    Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the Caribbean / Promueven Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en el Caribe

    Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

    [Temas Note: This is not ECLAC/CEPAL’s first foray into corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE) — see, for example, the 2004 ECLAC/CEPAL report reviewed in the Temas Reading List section for Industry. I have had on the schedule a piece on the growing CSR/RSE movement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and some […]

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    ECLAC/FAO: Bioenergy Poses Both Risks and Opportunities / CEPAL/FAO: Bioenergía Ofrece Oportunidades y Riesgos

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, known in Spanish as CEPAL) have just released a joint “study” (actually more of a short analysis with recommendations) on the potential impacts of bioenergy production on food security for consideration by the FAO’s Committee […]

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    LAC Environmental Trivia

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

    The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has just published the latest edition of its annual statistical yearbook for the region. As in recent years, one section covers natural resources and the environment. If you are seeking a basic set of comparative environmental data for the region, this is not […]

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