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  • Inequities in Water and Sanitation Services in Argentina

    Thursday, October 4th, 2007

    Not too long ago an Argentine think tank, the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimento – CIPPEC), released a report* analyzing the provision of potable water and sanitation services within Argentina. 
    The CIPPEC analysis demonstrates, to my mind, […]

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    The Distribution of Cancer in Argentina

    Monday, August 13th, 2007

    When you read my post last week about colon cancer rates rising in Buenos Aires Province (PBA), did you wonder what the rates are for other types of cancer in the rest of Argentina?  I did (but then, I am curious like that).  So I went hunting for the information.
    It appears that most Argentine provinces […]

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    Environment Provisions in LAC Constitutions

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

    Enshrining the Green
    It is by now common to most constitutions in Ibero-American LAC — including many of the state and provincial constitutions in federal republics of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico — to have environmental provisions, although they differ in content, context, clarity and detail. Most of these provisions are minimal, and have one or more […]

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    The Basics II, Foundations: Is a Constitutional Provision on the Environment Necessary?

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    I had in the backlog queue a “Basics” piece on the importance of setting a solid environmental governance foundation through adoption of properly crafted and targeted laws, but held off publishing it for Temas administrative reasons I will not go into here. In the meantime, however, the Dominican Republic (DR) has come forward with […]

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    Member States Ask CAN to Take the Lead on Climate Change

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Officials responsible for environmental protection and sustainable development in the member states of the Andean Community (Comunidad Andina – CAN), meeting recently in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, agreed with CAN’s new Secretary-General and called on CAN to assume the leadership role for the subregion on the issue of climate change.
    Recognizing that “Andean ecosystems […]

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    A Groundbreaking Carbon Deal for Bolivia / Un Convenio Innovador de Créditos de Carbono para Bolivia

    Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    Bolivia: Innovative Approach Will Reduce Emissions Affecting the Climate
    World Bank’s Community Development Carbon Fund will purchase 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
    Revenues will be used for improved social services
    An emissions reductions purchase agreement (ERPA) was signed today between the Community Development Carbon Fund (CDCF) which is managed by the World Bank, and […]

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    Buenos Aires to Conduct Vehicle Emissions Testing

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

    Another one from the queue! This one I held off publishing until I could get ahold of the actual text of the law to double-check a few points, but since the City’s official gazette is slow about publishing new laws, I decided to forge ahead…
    In December, during its last session of the year, the […]

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