Regional Dialogue on the Environment: Based on the Results of the Executive Profiles of Environmental Management for the Mesoamerican, Caribbean, Andean and Southern Cone Subregions

Apr 2002
This document was commissioned by the Environment Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue for the I Hemispheric Meeting, celebrated on April 4th and 5th, 2002. Objectives of the Environmental Management Executive Profiles. To identify and characterize the main environmental problems of the countries in the sub-region. To describe the main achievements in environmental management in the countries. To identify the main challenges and priorities to strengthen environmental management capacities in the countries. Sub-regions Mesoamerican Sub-region (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) Caribbean Sub-region (Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago) Andean Sub-region (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela) Southern Cone Sub-region (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay) Methodology Organized an initial work meeting at IDB headquarters to define a guideline questionnaire to prepare the profiles for each sub-region. Bibliographic review of the environmental background available on the countries (publications, environmental institution websites, studies and documents available at the IDB) Interviews with Dialogue participants, environmental authorities and IDB representatives in the various countries. Focusing on key aspects for the sub-regions including common visions for the countries regarding work objectives as well as specific relevant aspects in the countries individually. Systematization of the information and preparation of profiles for each of the four sub-regions.