Regional Initiative Enhances Energy Cooperation in the Americas

Regional dialogue and cooperation on climate-friendly energy is reaching new highs in the Americas a year since U.S. President Barack Obama launched the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, the State Department said on its official blog.

A cross-sectoral gathering tackled ECPA at the Center for Strategic and International Studies last week, with representatives from energy advocacy and civil society groups, students, journalists and businessmen in attendance.

Brazil cited ECPA as a platform for “broad exchange of experiences and is an innovative avenue for cooperation,” as nations are able to share ideas on sustainable energy sources and solutions to energy security threats.

“As demonstrated by the multitude of work that has already been accomplished after just one year of ECPA, we are indeed seeing a hemisphere in transition towards sustainability and prosperity. Furthermore, this hemispheric transition is taking place under a partnership framework based on mutual respect and collaboration,” the State Department said.

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