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Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America

The Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America is an initiative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, CCAD and SG-SICA, launched during the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002; with the objective to promote the renewable energies in the region, contributing in this way to their sustainable development, the reduction of the increase of greenhouse gases effect and the mitigation of the global Climate Change.

We specially support projects for energy generation with solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermic and small hydro power plants; collaborating with governmental institutions, NGO's and private sector.

Objectives:

The Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America objectives are the following:

* To promote the sustainable use of the renewable energy sources and clean technologies through the development of accessible energy services, for the most underprivileged groups from rural areas in the region.
* To support the three bases of the sustainable development: the economic, the social and the environmental.

Sources of the energy used

The kind of technologies to be considerate by the Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America are the following:

* Photovoltaic Solar System
* Small hydroelectric power plants
* Wind and geothermal systems
* Efficient use of Biomass for home and industry purposes.