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    Green IT Rating System Expanded to Brazil and Mexico

    Monday, August 10th, 2009

    From EPEAT:
    The Green Electronics Council Announces Major Expansion of EPEAT

    International Green IT purchasing system enables electronics manufacturers to register computers and monitors in 40 countries

    The Green Electronics Council today announced the availability of an international EPEAT purchasing registry, a major development that enables the world’s leading electronics manufacturers to list ‘green’ computers and monitors in […]

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    FONTAGRO to Fund IDB Studies on Climate Change Impact on Agriculture

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    FONTAGRO extends agreement with IDB

    The Bank will manage the Fund until 2011 and finance climate change impact studies

    The Inter-American Development Bank and the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO, for its initials in Spanish) have extended until 2011 their agreement whereby the IDB will continue to manage the Fund, […]

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    Japan Gives $5 mil. to IDB’s SECCI / Japón contribuye US$5 millones al SECCI del BID

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Japan to Contribute $5 Million to IDB’s Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Fund

    IDB and two Japanese development agencies planning separate agreements

    The Japanese government will contribute $5 million to a fund managed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that promotes investments in economically and environmentally sound energy options.
    Japan will make the […]

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    Colombia Invites Japanese to Build More Biodiesel Plants

    Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

    When Colombian President Uribe visited a plant built in Santa Maria, Magdalena, to process palm oil for biodiesel production yesterday, he not only thanked the Japanese company Odin Energy for their investment in the plant (completed a year ago), but urged them to build another. Uribe appears convinced that Colombia has a bright future as […]

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    Electric Cars for Colombia

    Monday, October 6th, 2008

    First Chile, now Colombia.  Where next for electric cars in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)?
    The American Multi-services Company (Compañía Americana de Multiservicios – CAM) — 100% owned by Enersis S.A., which in turn is a subsidiary of the Spanish energy multinational Endesa — has announced that it is bringing the REVA electric car to […]

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    La Comunidad Andina enfrenta el retroceso acelerado de glaciares

    Sunday, October 5th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Andean Community (CAN) has formally launched the four-year project to help its member countries confront the the challenge of adapting to the impacts of the accelerated retreat of Andean glaciers (widely attributed to global climate change) on water basins in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.  The project is receiving US$10 million through […]

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    Solar Energy & Energy Efficiency for Baja California Homes

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

    This project is interesting to me for several reasons.
    I like that it will help home owners reduce their energy consumption, will provide photovoltaics to low- and middle-income households, and will emphasize systems “financially feasible for users” (sometimes household solar systems promoted are not appropriate to the income bracket they are supposed to serve).
    I like that […]

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    Electric Cars for Chile

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The American Multi-services Company (Compañía Americana de Multiservicios – CAM) — 100% owned by Enersis S.A., which in turn is a subsidiary of the Spanish energy multinational Endesa — has announced that as soon as the Chilean Transport Ministry (MTT) gives the formal go-ahead (expected by year-end), it will import 100% electric […]

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    Five LAC Nations Picked for Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

    In a recent post on the growing list of international carbon finance sources available to nations of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), I mentioned the new Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) recently created by the World Bank designed to combat deforestation and climate change at the same time. The Facility essentially will help […]

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    Flu Vaccine Technology to Be Transfered to Brazil, Mexico

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

    From the World Health Organization (WHO):
    WHO facilitates vaccine technology transfer to developing countries
    As part of a concerted effort to ensure more equitable access to a potential pandemic influenza vaccine, six developing countries are being awarded grants to establish in-country manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccine. The countries are Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and Viet Nam.
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