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Mexico Publishes Landmark Regulations to Combat Super Pollutants

Today, Carlos de Régules, Executive Director of Mexico’s Agency of Security, Energy and the Environment (ASEA), presented the regulations that the Mexican government officially published last week that aim to reduce methane emissions in the national oil and gas sector by 40-45% by 2025 (as agreed to at the 2016 North American Leaders Summit). Notably,... continue reading »

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The Start of an Urban Renaissance: Colombia TOD NAMA expands to Monteria

The Colombia transit-oriented development (TOD) NAMA has recently expanded to encompass a fourth city. Monteria, a city of 400,000, is located along the Sinú River near the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Ambitious plans to “re-inhabit” the city’s historic central area are being refined with the technical support of CIUDAT, the NAMA supported center for transit-oriented... continue reading »

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Mexico Advances Leadership Climate Regulations

Even as the US aims to backtrack on its climate commitments, the rest of the world continues to move forward. The latest success comes from Mexico. Consistent with the commitment that the Mexican Government signed in the North American Leaders Summit in 2016 of reducing 40 to 45% of their methane emissions from the hydrocarbon... continue reading »

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Advancing Sustainable Waste Management Projects in Ecuador and Chile

CCAP, in partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI), is working with the municipalities of Quito, Ecuador and Puerto Varas, Chile to support the implementation of sustainable waste management projects that reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) emissions in these cities. The ultimate goal is to provide each city with technical, on-the-ground support to move from policy to action in the waste sector. By developing implementation plans, CCAP is helping Quito and Puerto Varas reach a ready-for-implementation stage of selected organic waste treatment projects. continue reading »

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Colombia TOD NAMA: Disruptive Urban “Technology” and Superblocks

CCAP project leads Steve Winkelman and Chuck Kooshian have just returned from their latest mission during which theyduided CIUDAT (FINDETER) on implementation of the Colombia TOD NAMA Support Project funded by Germany and the UK through the NAMA Facility. The trip focused on the catalytic TOD pilot project in Pasto, Colombia. They were joined by CCAP’s delivery partner KfW and IDOM, the consulting firm selected to lead pre-feasibility studies in Pasto, Cali and Manizales. continue reading »

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