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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. […]

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    Aiming to Eliminate Chagas by 2010

    Monday, July 9th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Global Partners Launch Renewed Battle Against Chagas The “Kissing Bug” Disease Strategy Set Out to Eliminate Disease A new effort to eliminate Chagas disease by 2010 has been launched at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting of disease experts and partners. The strategy is designed to answer key […]

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    Dealing with the Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

    TB Steps Out of the Shadows I suspect that until the recent much-publicized case of the young American lawyer infected by drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) flying in Europe and the US without safeguards, most Americans had all but forgotten TB the disease. After all, it had all but disappeared in the US with modern drug therapies. […]

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    An Environmental Agenda for the Andes

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

    Another piece I started long ago (at the end of Sept.) and left in the queue. I’ll clear the backlog yet! This is one is not over-ripe, though, because the Andean Community is only now implementing the Agenda. The Lima-based General Secretariat of the four-nation Andean Community* (Comunidad Andina – CAN) has released the Community’s […]

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    The Basics I: Open Wide and Say “Ah….”

    Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

    This begins a blog series on environmental law and policy that I like to call “The Basics.” This will examine some of the elements many experts think (and I agree) are necessary to have an effective environment policy. What are these? Some people might add to this list, but most agree on at least the […]

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    Will Lima Breathe Easier?

    Saturday, October 14th, 2006

    Lima Is Not for Asthmatics A recent post in Ecoperu warned that walking through Lima’s city center could prove hazardous to your health due to contaminants in the air that exceed international standards. I was a bit taken aback by this statement. It’s been over three years since I last walked Lima’s center, so maybe […]

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