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    Environment Provisions in LAC Constitutions Added to Tools Section

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

    A slightly abbreviated version of my post on environmental provisions in the federal and sub-federal constitutions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has now been added as a standalone page in the Temas Tool section (check the Tools directory in the righthand column). It includes links to the relevant portions of each constitution, including […]


    The Basics II, Foundations: Is a Constitutional Provision on the Environment Necessary?

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    I had in the backlog queue a “Basics” piece on the importance of setting a solid environmental governance foundation through adoption of properly crafted and targeted laws, but held off publishing it for Temas administrative reasons I will not go into here. In the meantime, however, the Dominican Republic (DR) has come forward with ideas […]


    Ahora hay un glosario en español en la colección de herramientas de Temas

    Monday, December 18th, 2006

    ¿Se ha preguntado cuáles son estas organizaciones que menciono yo en The Temas Blog? ¿La OCDE, la OLADE, la CCAD, el PNUD o la OPS? ¿No seguro de la diferencia entre la Convención de Cartagena y el Protocolo de Cartagena? ¿Preguntándose lo que cubre la Convención de Estocolmo en realidad? ¿No conoce el Tratado de […]


    The Basics I: Open Wide and Say “Ah….”

    Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

    This begins a blog series on environmental law and policy that I like to call “The Basics.” This will examine some of the elements many experts think (and I agree) are necessary to have an effective environment policy. What are these? Some people might add to this list, but most agree on at least the […]


    Tools Added / Mas Herramientas / Mais Ferramentas

    Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

    I’ve added two more tools to the collection listed in the righthand column under the heading “A Few Temas Tools.” The first is a page full of links I’ve found on the net to various reports providing “state of…” reports for the environment in general, the status of the health sector, potable water status, and […]


    Institutional Limits to Effective Environmental Policymaking

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

    Changes Ahead for Peruvian Environmental Policy, or More of the Same?  Two weeks ago, while surfing South American blogs, I came across an interesting one covering environmental affairs in Peru.  "Ecoperú" (see link on the right-hand sidebar or click on the logo to the right of these words) is a pretty good blog in Spanish done […]