Stuck in a hotel lobby in the City of São Paulo, waiting since dawn to be allowed to check in my room, I have been catching up on my reading on Latin America environment, health and consumer affairs, in both electronic and print formats. One of the electronic tidbits I found involves this very city: […]
Peru Opens Public Consultations on Draft National Environment Policy / Peru pone en consulta pública borrador de política nacional del ambienteWednesday, February 18th, 2009
Peru’s Environment Ministry (Minam) is circulating for public comment its proposal for a National Environment Policy. Interested parties can submit comments and suggestions through a web-based form. Minam will also be holding consultative workshops on the draft Policy in Lima and four regions.
The draft Policy is clear and concise, with a set of overarching objectives […]
US$330 to Improve Environmental Management in Peru / US$330 para mejorar gestion ambiental en el PeruTuesday, February 17th, 2009
From the World Bank:
US$330 Million to Support the Environment
Program components include environmental management, mining, biodiversity, urban transport and fisheries
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$330 loan million to Peru to strengthen the new Ministry of the Environment and improve environmental management in key sectors of the Peruvian economy, including mining, urban […]
Synopsis in English: The State Environment Foundation (FEAM) of Minas Gerais (MG) is upgrading its monitoring of air quality in this key Brazilian state. All its automated measurements will be conducted around the clock 365 days a year, with results accessible via the internet soon to be more frequent than daily.
This includes new monitoring […]
Bogotá’s environment authority, SDA, just issued a release declaring that the city’s air is getting better. Their evidence that is so? First, that the sulfur content in diesel fuel sold in the capital has fallen from 500 parts per million (ppm) this past July to 231 ppm in October. They attribute the drop to the […]
Normally I would not stick an annotated bibliography in the Temas Recommended Reading List, much less do a review of the “bibliography.” But the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recently released an “Annotated Bibliography on the Environmental Effects of Biofuels” that I find a bit unusual and noteworthy.
It’s more like a review of […]
In a prior post on the Temas library of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) legal texts for download, I promised to highlight other changes and additions to the updated site.
The biggest addition to the site has been the Temas Tools Section, a collection of references and tools that help in understanding, shaping and managing policy […]
Synopsis in English: Colombia’s Environment Minister, Juan Lozano Ramírez, has announced that he has requested Clinton Foundation help in negotiating terms for the importation of high-quality diesel. Lozano considers getting as much best-quality diesel (low sulphur) at the best possible price as soon as possible a key to improving air quality in the national […]
Synopsis in English: The Environment Ministry and the City of Bogotá signed an agreement aimed at improving air quality in the nation’s capital. Under the accord the two will collaborate to (1) design an Air Quality Information System (SISAIRE); (2) characterize (identify types, levels, concentrations, sources, etc.) of airborne particulate matter in the city; […]
From the World Bank:
Colombia: World Bank Approves US$200 Million for Sustainable Development
The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a US$200 million loan to Colombia in order to integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs, which seek to protect the poor from the impacts of environmental degradation, particularly in terms of […]