When Brazil’s multifaceted Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) was announced in 2007, it included a segment earmarked for improving infrastructure in provision of drinking water and sanitation services.
Today the head of the Civil House, Dilma Rousseff, and the Minister of Cities, Márcio Fortes, announced a list of 109 projects […]
A working group co-chaired by the National Environment Commission’s directorate for the Metropolitan Region (CONAMA-RM), the mayor’s office and the nongovernmental organization Casa de La Paz (“Peace House”) — aided by the steel firm Gerdau AZA and the German technical cooperation agency GTZ — has hammered out an action plan to have the RM — […]
When I wrote my Overview of Consumer Law in LAC and Overview of Consumer Authorities in LAC, I somehow overlooked any mention of regional efforts to get the consumer protection authorities (where they exist) to work together. Let me rectify that first with this post here, and then with appropriate amendments to those two standalone […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last weekend (22 Sept.) it was World Carfree Day, celebrated mainly in Latin America in Brazil, Quito, Ecuador and San Luis Potosí, Mexico. By all accounts it was a success in Brazil — for details in Portuguese (including some nice photos) on what happened in the various cities there, check with the Rua Viva […]
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 […]
As I mentioned in my introduction to my series on consumer protection in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), March 15 was World Consumer Rights Day (yeah, yeah, you mentioned before that I’m late!). To commemorate, here The Temas Blog starts a five-part series by looking at how consumer organizations in LAC celebrated the […]
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/OPS). Evaluación de los Efectos de la Contaminación del Aire en la Salud de América Latina y el Caribe. 2005. Spanish. 72pp
This is the first region-wide technical assessment of air pollution in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and its impact on the health of its inhabitants. […]