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Awards Ceremony

OAS Announces Recipients of “Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean” Project Grant Winners. The OAS announced the recipients of 14 grants under the “Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean" Project, which aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and community associations to build sustainable communities within the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas.


Environmental Law, Policy and Governance

OAS and UNEP Host Inaugural Meeting of International Council for Environmental Sustainability. l Video. l Pictures. Washington D.C. December 07, 2012.


Regional Platform

The OAS participates in the Regional Platform
for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas.
Santiago de Chile.
November 26-28, 2012.


Symposium on Energy

South America energy officials met to discuss regional cooperation on energy efficiency. Lima, Peru. November 14-15, 2012.


Dr. Angela Cropper

Statement by Director of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States on the Passing of Dr. Angela Cropper. November 12, 2012.


Call for Proposals

Request for Proposals under the Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative. Small grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to support conservation efforts of marine migratory species and habitats of greatest concern. Deadline: November 5th, 2012.



Pathways Ministerial Meeting

Fifth Ministerial Meeting "Pathways to Prosperity" Calls for Intensified Efforts to Promote Sustainable Economic Development. l Presentation: Clearinghouse mechanism . October 23, 2012. Cali, Colombia


Public Participation

DSD participates in Panel "Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: Working Towards Sustainable Development" at Pathways to Prosperity Ministerial Meeting" October 23, 2012. Cali, Colombia



Mexico and the OAS announce "ReefFix: An Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Ecosystem Services Valuation and Capacity Building Project for the Caribbean" . October 17, 2012.


Environmental Law

Germán Vera Esquivel presents his book Introduction to International Environmental Law. October 12, 2012



Trade and Environment

The Environmental Forum, a policy journal of the Environmental Law Institute: Trade and treaties Meeting in the middle.

Public Participation

Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council Adopts New Guidelines for the Public Submissions on Enforcement Matters Process.

ECPA Initiative for the Caribbean participates in the Renewable Energy Forum (CARILEC IRENA). September 18, 2012



OAS-DSD organizes Regional Sustainable Energy workshops for Energy and educator stakeholders in the Caribbean. September 12, 2012.


Call for Proposals

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has opened its 9th programme cycle with a call for proposals for clean energy projects.




Call for the identification and systematization of relevant experiences on risk reduction in the Americas: An opportunity to show progress along the way towards a sustainable, inclusive and safe development l More information l Online Form. l Deadline: August 31, 2012



Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Program



Rio + 20

Estos mensajes clave y recomendaciones reflejan en general los puntos de vista de los presentes en los Diálogos Hemisféricos organizados por el Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible de la OEA en el marco de Río + 20.  Las opiniones expresadas en estos mensajes clave y recomendaciones no reflejan necesariamente las posiciones de los Estados miembros de la OEA ni de la Secretaría General de la Organización The OAS-DSD participates in Rio + 20. See the events here. l Hemispheric Dialogue Series as part of Rio + 20 organized by the OAS-DSD



OAS Hosts Dialogue on Energy and Climate Partnership
of the Americas (ECPA) l July 13, 2012


Capacity Building on Closed-Looped Cycle Production in Ecuador

Energy Education

Teachers, Students Among First to be Educated on Sustainable Energy Consumption.  

World Congress

OAS Assistant Secretary General speaks on good governance at the opening of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability


OAS participates amongst Climate Institute, Carbon War Room, United Nations Foundation, UNIDO, IRENA, and REEEP in Rio + 20 Side Event to scale up international support for all Small Island Developing States to achieve energy independence through the VISION 20/30 Campaign.  

Rio + 20

OAS Assistant Secretary General Urges Measures to Fight Poverty, Inequality.
June 18, 2012  


Rio + 20

OAS Delegation Heads to Rio+20 for Sustainable Development Meeting.
June 15, 2012  


World Environment Day. June 5, 2012
Remarks by the Director of the Department of Sustainable Development
of the OAS


Rio + 20

The OAS General Assembly endorses the Inter-American for Disaster
Prevention and Response and the Coordination of Humanitarian
at its XLII ordinary meeting, in the city of Cochabamba
of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.


Rio + 20

OAS-DSD organizes Dialogue: Improving environmental performance of the private sector though legislation and institutions.



Read the Third Assessment Report: Tracking progress in environmental cooperation agenda of the RD-CAFTA countries l Executive Summary



The president of Mexico has enacted a law on climate change
June 6, 2012.



OAS organizes International Course On Payment for Environmental Services for Environmental Services in Peru. Read more...



Department of Sustainable Development and American University launched 2nd edition Trade and the Environment Seminar. Read more...



Sixth Summit of the Americas Communiqué of the Heads of State and Government on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development- "Rio+20".




The OAS- DSD Caribbean Energy Education and Awareness Programme will be presented at the 22nd Meeting of the OECS Ministers of Education.




OAS Sustainable Development Director attends the Caribbean Environmental Forum at St. Kitts and Nevis l Agenda


Sustainable Development Director and Count of Ripalda discuss trasatlantic partnership for sustainable development in the Americas. Read more..

Rio + 20

Key Messages from the Disaster Risk reduction and Governance Dialogue l Agenda


Answer the Call for Proposals in the Caribbean: LCCA National Energy Audit Initiative l CSEP Sustainable Energy Financing Guide. Deadlines: May 7 and May 15, 2012, respectively.


OAS-DSD participates in the 7th International Symposium on Cleaner Production l Presentation

World Congress

OAS-DSD participates in the Second Preparatory Meeting of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability


OAS-DSD participates in American University Conference: "Road to Rio+20 and Beyond".l Key messages from panelist


First Regional Consultation of GEF Project “Groundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Country Actions April 18-20, 2012. Montevideo, Uruguay



Water Governance in the Americas: the Perspective of Legislators for the Consolidation of Water-Related Regulatory and Institutional Reforms
Regional Session at the 6th World Water Forum l Agenda l
March 15, 2012. Marseille, France



Water Governance in the Americas: How Does it Contribute to Achieving Better Financial, Environmental and Social Sustainability Goals
March 15, 2012. Marseille, France


OAS-DSD organize Technical Meeting and Planning Workshop on Biofuels l Agenda.



OAS-DSD participates in the Caribbean Green Economy Forum l Agenda.


World Congress

These key messages and recommendations reflect the general views of those present at the Dialogue Series organized by the OAS Department of Sustainable Development  in the Framework of Rio+20. The  views expressed in these Key Messages and Recommendations do not necessarily reflect the position of the OAS member States or of the General Secretariat of the Organization

OAS joins UNEP as partner at Launch for the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability.l Press release l World Congress: June 18-19, 2012 at Rio+20 l Announcement and Call for Nominations l Second Preparatory Meeting Agenda


Summit of the Americas process

Colombia to Present a Proposal to Eradicate Energy Poverty in the Region. (Source: El Espectador).


Rio + 20 process

Dialogue on the Energy and Climate Change Governance February 28, 2012. Washington, D.C.



Rio + 20 process

Dialogue on the Importance of Biodiversity and Forest Ecosystems in Economic Growth and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean l January 31, 2012. Washington, D.C.

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