Towards a Sustainable Energy Future in the Americas: Implementing the recommendations of the IANAS Workshop

John BorightExecutive Director, Office of International Affairs, US National Academy of Sciences

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Title of proposalTowards a Sustainable Energy Future in the Americas: Implementing the recommendations of the IANAS Workshop
Summary (200 word max.)The InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) will work with its member Academies and others to implement the recommendations of IAC report, "Lighting the Way". The priorities for actions were defined at an IANAS workshop - Toward a sustainable energy future in the Western Hemisphere - from Oct. 30-31, 2008, in Buenos Aires. The action areas include science-based advice to the IANAS member governments, energy efficiency from source to final use, a roadmap for renewable energy sources, vigorous capacity building, bringing electricity to unserved communities, citizen-focused information and education, and collaboration with multilateral agencies.
Key words (8 words max.)Networking of Science Academies; Capacity Building; Sustainable Energy
Project duration1 year
Partners(other IAP members and other organization)US National Academy of Sciences; Brazilian Academy of Sciences; Mexican Academy of Sciences
Requested budget (US$) (max. US$ 50,000)$50,000.00
Budget Breakdown (max. 6 lines)Travel support to promote networking $20,000.00; Preparation of draft documents 10,000.00; Action Planapproval preparatory meetings 12,000.00; Outreach - publication,website and outreach tools 8,000.00;
Have you received IAP funding before? (YES NO)Yes
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