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  • Uruguay Launches Campaign Against Plastic Bags

    Monday, March 9th, 2009

    It’s beginning to look like Uruguay will be the next Latin American jurisdiction to take aim at plastic bags.  Uruguay’s Minister of Housing, Zoning and Environment Carlos Colacce, with the British Ambassador at his side, announced today the launch of a media campaign on the responsible use of plastic bags to be known as “Sacá […]

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    Solar Power in Chile & Panama, Electric Cars in Uruguay

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008

    It’s been awhile since I did a post pointing to worthy or interesting posts on other blogs. Not that there hasn’t been plenty of good material to point to, and I certainly have wanted to do a slew of such posts. In fact, I’ve been considering adding a regular (weekly?) post of such links. Question […]

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    Finding Eco-Diagnoses for LAC

    Friday, June 20th, 2008

    In a prior post on the Temas library of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) legal texts for download, I promised to highlight other changes and additions to the updated site.
    The biggest addition to the site has been the Temas Tools Section, a collection of references and tools that help in understanding, shaping and managing policy […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day 2008 in LAC: PAHO Honors Those Making a Difference

    Saturday, June 7th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    World No Tobacco Day 2008 Observed with Awards in the Americas
    World No Tobacco Day is being observed May 31 with a focus on tobacco marketing, and awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to tobacco control.
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to protect the world’s 1.8 billion young […]

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    It’s Clean Up the World Weekend — Get Involved!

    Friday, September 14th, 2007

    This weekend across the world, including much of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), people will be joining NGOs and community groups in events designed to clean up beaches, coastal waters, rivers, lakes, parks, reserves and their surroundings as part of the annual Clean Up the World Weekend. Copied below is the official press […]

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    Assessment of Non-communicable Chronic Disease in Uruguay / Diagnóstico de las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles en Uruguay

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

    Recently Uruguay’s Ministry of Public Health (MSP) released the results of its survey into its population’s chief risk factors for non-communicable chronic disease (NCD). The major NCD categories are cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancers (“malignant neoplasms”), chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
    NCDs constitute 70% of deaths in Uruguay (33.8% CVD, 22.6% malignant neoplasms). […]

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    Loan to Expand/Upgrade Uruguay’s Water and Sanitation Services / Préstamo para ampliar/mejorar servicios de agua y saneamiento

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    Uruguay: World Bank Approves US$50 Million to Expand and Upgrade Water and Sanitation Services
    The World Bank today approved a US$50 million loan to help Uruguay expand water and sanitation services to reach more residents in the country’s smaller towns and cities as well as improve the efficiency and sustainability of water and […]

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    Importance of the IPCC Report for LAC

    Thursday, March 8th, 2007

    By now, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard about the “summary for policymakers” released 02 February by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its 90% certainty claim, and the long list of frightening predicted impacts worldwide of the global climate change phenomenon. What synopsis of the report could I possibly […]

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    IBD Finances Montevideo’s Sanitation Program / BID Financiará Programa de Saneamiento de Montevideo

    Saturday, December 16th, 2006

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$220 million conditional credit line for Uruguay
    Project to finance the Montevideo Sanitation Program
    The Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval to Uruguay of a US$220 million conditional credit line for investment projects (CCLIP) for investments in sanitation and storm drainage infrastructure in the department of Montevideo. The IDB […]

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    A Sobering Look at Climate Change’s Probable Impact on the Region

    Monday, September 11th, 2006

    A collection of 20 environment and development nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)* calling themselves the Working Group on Climate Change and Development recently released a report trying to catalog current manifestations in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) of global climate change and look at probable future impacts thereof. Whether or not you wholly agree with their […]

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