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    Regional Economic Integration and Consumer Protection

    Thursday, October 11th, 2007

    Next week the Research Group on International and Comparative Consumer Law (Groupe de recherche en droit international et comparé de la consommation – Gredicc) of the University of Quebec at Montreal (Université du Québec à Montréal – UQÀM) will be hosting an interesting international conference on "Regional Economic Integration and Consumer Protection in the Americas […]

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    An Agreement to Promote Caribbean Renewable Energy Projects

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Temas Observation: While the parties to this agreement say it’s about all renewable energy sources — not just bioenergy — and energy efficiency, it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that this is mostly about bioenergy and that energy efficiency, solar, wind, geothermal, tidal and wave power will get short shrift. Bioenergy clearly is the […]

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    Guyana to Host Caribbean Bioenergy Seminar

    Saturday, July 28th, 2007

    To fully understand the antecedents for this seminar, check out prior posts on the IDB’s strategy for biofuels, the OAS’ renewed commitment to sustainable energy, and Guyana’s biofuel protential.
    From the Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA):
    Government to convene high-level bio-level seminar
    In light of recent reforms and growing interest in the production of bio-energy, Government will be […]

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    Latest Round of REEEP Projects for LAC

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

    The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) recently announced that in its sixth funding round it will fund 35 new clean energy projects, including several in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (see chart of LAC-related projects below).
    REEEP is “an active, global public-private partnership that structures policy and regulatory initiatives for clean energy, and […]

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    The Real Significance of the OAS Declaration of Panama on Energy

    Friday, June 22nd, 2007

    Let’s Keep It in Perspective
    If you read about it in Biopact, you could be forgiven for coming away with the impression that the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Panama Declaration on Energy for Sustainable Development (English, Spanish, Portuguese) focussed mostly on biofuels. (It didn’t.) If you read some of the region’s traditional media […]

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    A Health Agenda for the Americas

    Saturday, June 9th, 2007

    The annual General Assembly (GA) of the Organization of American States (OAS), held this year in Panama just last week, was used as the venue for formally rolling out the “Health Agenda for the Americas” developed over the last two years by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

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    Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the Caribbean / Promueven Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en el Caribe

    Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

    [Temas Note: This is not ECLAC/CEPAL’s first foray into corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE) — see, for example, the 2004 ECLAC/CEPAL report reviewed in the Temas Reading List section for Industry. I have had on the schedule a piece on the growing CSR/RSE movement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and […]

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    OAS Examines Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Caribbean

    Saturday, January 20th, 2007

    From the Organization of American States (OAS):
    SEMINAR LAUNCHED AT OAS: CLIMATE CHANGE IN CARIBBEAN DEMANDS URGENT MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION
    The Caribbean region is already suffering some of the negative impacts of climate change, and urgent action must be taken to mitigate the effects of such human activities as over-fishing and pollution, a group of regional climate-change […]

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