It will be a while before we see any energy partnership in the Americas

June 17, 2009

The Symposium on Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas closed yesterday, without much definition on what the steps ahead would be, to no one’s surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Peruvian Indigenous Land Conflict Explained

June 15, 2009

This posting is a guest contribution by Lila Barrera-Hernandez, an environmental and natural resources lawyer and author. It was also published at Americas Quarterly.

Few regions in the world are as richly endowed as the Peruvian Amazon. Beyond housing around 10 percent of the world’s biodiversity, Read the rest of this entry »


New ideas for an Energy Partnership in the Americas

June 15, 2009

At the Fifth Summit of the Americas, held in Trinidad and Tobago April 17-19, 2009, US President Barack Obama invited participating countries to advance the region’s energy security and combat climate change by joining the United States in a voluntary and flexible framework for a new hemispheric energy and climate partnership. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu was charged with advancing the proposal with his counterparts at a symposium to take place on June 15-16 in Lima.

This is the meeting I am going to be covering for the next few days. Read the rest of this entry »