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  • $77 mil. to Improve Specialized Healthcare in Ceará / US$77 milhões para melhorar o atendimento especializado de saúde no Ceará

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Brazil’s state of Ceará to improve specialized health care with IDB support A $77 million loan will improve health services for 3 million people Brazil’s northeastern state of Ceará will expand health care services and promote better integration among the different levels of care with help from a $77 […]

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    Brazil Proposes Energy Labels for Buildings

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

    Yesterday Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (Inmetro) published for public comment in the official gazette (the Official Daily of the Union – Diário Oficial da União) a draft administrative rule (portaria) on the award of certification labels for energy efficiency in public, commercial and service buildings.  It is supplemented by an […]

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    Getting Mercury Out of Healthcare

    Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

    In July the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) proudly announced that all public hospitals within city limits had eliminated their inventory of old fashioned mercury thermometers and replaced them with digital ones. Why is that significant? A 2006 study done by CABA’s Environmental Health office found that the City’s public hospitals emitted about 40 […]

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    IDB Creates Clean Energy Markets Cluster / BID crea conglomerado de actividades para promover mercados de energía limpia

    Thursday, January 18th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB Fund Creates Clean Energy Markets Cluster New instruments to help small enterprises access opportunities, improve competitiveness The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund announced today the creation of a new cluster of activities focused on Promoting Clean Energy Markets. This initiative will help small enterprises gain access to […]

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