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    OAS Roundtable: CSR Makes Business Sense in the Americas / Mesa Redonda de la OEA: la RSE es buen sentido empresarial en las Américas

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

    From the Organization of American States (OAS):
    EXPERTS AGREE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MAKES SOUND BUSINESS SENSE
    Corporate social responsibility is inherent to an individual’s responsibility as a citizen, but also makes sound business sense since those businesses that fail to pay attention to the social and environmental realities of their consumers run the risk of becoming irrelevant. […]

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    The 7th Round of REEEP Projects and LAC

    Thursday, May 7th, 2009

    The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) recently announced that in its seventh funding round it will fund 49 new clean energy projects in 25 countries, including 12 involving nations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
    REEEP is “an active, global public-private partnership that structures policy and regulatory initiatives for clean energy, and facilitates financing for energy […]

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    Jamaica Opts for Biofuels

    Thursday, March 12th, 2009

    From the Ministry of Energy:
    JAMAICA MOVES TO DEVELOP BIOFUELS INDUSTRY
    Coming on the heels of the successful implementation of E10, the Ministry of Energy is moving to introduce a blend of motorgrade diesel fuel from locally grown plants such as castor beans and jatropha. This is the word from Energy Minister, Clive Mullings who was speaking […]

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    Economic Growth Model is Rapidly Transforming/Degrading the Amazon

    Thursday, February 19th, 2009

    From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP):
    A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model

    However, responses by the governments of Amazonian countries indicate that efforts are under way on concrete action to deal with their environmental challenges.
    The population is increasing, reaching a level of 33.5 million inhabitants in 2007.
    Cities grew at an […]

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    World Bank Case for a Stronger LAC Commitment on Climate Change

    Sunday, January 25th, 2009

    Earlier this month the World Bank made a presentation to the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) preparing the draft Declaration of Commitment to be adopted by heads of state and government at the upcoming Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on why the Declaration should include stronger commitments by […]

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    OAS Helping St. Kitts & Nevis on Renewable Energy

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    According to the local representative of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organization is helping the tiny Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis in several energy-related areas.  It has provided the local government with draft legislation regarding the promotion of wind power and bioenergy in the islands.  It has provided the Nevis Island […]

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    OAS & Consumers International Sign Cooperation Accord / La OEA y CI

    Friday, November 7th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: On Wednesday the Organization of American States (OAS) and Consumers International (CI) signed a cooperation agreement to undertake joint actions to promote and protect consumer rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  Both parties emphasized the impact transborder transactions are having on LAC consumers and the need to develop and promote […]

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    Energy Security & Cooperation in the Americas / Seguridad Energética y Cooperación en las Americas

    Friday, September 5th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB to Host the Fourth Annual Western Hemisphere Energy Security and Cooperation Forum
    Experts will unveil interactive “Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard,” preview renewable energy trends and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Members of the U.S. Senate and Congress will join ambassadors from Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and Colombia and Inter-American Bank President […]

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    LAC Meeting on Norm for Energy Management

    Thursday, August 21st, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Last February (while The Temas Blog was on hiatus) the International Standards Organization (ISO) decided to create a new project committee (PC 242 – Energy Management) to develop a new ISO management standard — already designated ISO 50001 — on energy management. The standard will aim at a certifiable approach to […]

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    Cooperation on Sustainable Energy & Energy Integration in the Southern Cone?

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    Authorities and Experts Discuss Energy Security and Integration in the Region
    The Southern Cone Regional Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Energy Cooperation and Integration gathered specialists from the region
    Ensuring equal access to energy sources, diversifying the energy matrix and advancing towards regional energy alliances are […]

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