US Unveils New Climate, Energy Initiatives

Communities located along the Bocay and Coco Rivers in Nicaragua use early warning systems to identify and prepare for rising waters in case of rains. A new U.S. initiative seeks to improve ways Central American countries adapt to climate change and improve their energy efficiency. Photo by: Oxfam International / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Oxfam InternationalCC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The U.S. is introducing new initiatives under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced during the Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas in Washington. The new initiatives include supporting a dialogue with Caribbean energy stakeholders to tap the region’s indigenous resources, as well as the use of subsea cables; promoting clean energy development and climate change adaptation in Central America; and training more than 2,000 Peace Corps volunteers to help bring energy-efficient practices and alternative energy technologies to rural communities of the Americas. 

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.