Central America & the Caribbean

"Honduras: Environmentalist Berta Caceres Shot Dead"

"Honduran environmentalist leader and winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize Berta Caceres has been shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza. Caceres was killed early on Thursday by two assailants who broke into her home, a member of her group, the Indian Council of People's Organizations of Honduras, said."

Source: Aljazeera, 03/04/2016

"US, Cuba Sign First Environmental Accord Since Thaw"

"The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers), the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations."

Source: AP, 11/19/2015
December 1, 2015 to December 5, 2015

IAIA Special Symposium: Sustainable Mega-Infrastructure and Impact Assessment

The International Association for Impact Assessment’s symposium in Panama City will explore the challenges of population growth and the increasing human needs associated with economic growth through the lens of mega-infrastructure projects, with a focus on “sustainable infrastructure.”

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