Synopsis of the Executive Profile of Environmental Management: Southern Cone Subregion

Apr 2002
This report delivers systematized information intended to direct the work of the Regional Dialogue, with an emphasis on the efforts that Southern Cone countries. The report includes recommendations on how the countries could improve their environmental institutions and management practices, aiming at long-term sustainability. The report is based on three fundamental ideas: 1) identification and characterization of the countries' environmental problems and their environmental management status; 2) description of common and specific achievements in environmental management in the countries; and 3) identification of the main challenges for the countries in environmental management matters. This document was commissioned for the Environment Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue's 1st Hemispheric Meeting: Towards an Effective Environmental Management held on April 4th and 5th, 2002.