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  • Mexico Proposes Reforming Its Environmental Audit Regime

    Saturday, February 7th, 2009

    I’ve written here before about Mexico’s unusual environmental audit regime.  Now the Federal Environment Prosecutor (Profepa) has released for public comment a proposed reform of the regulation governing the National Environmental Audit Program (Programa Nacional de Auditoría Ambiental – PNAA). Why?  Profepa says that the while the participants in the program have changed over time, […]

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    Eco-Shopping for Cars in Mexico

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

    Recently Mexico launched an initiative to promote consumer purchases of vehicles with better fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that is, as far as I can tell, unique to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  The Environment Secretariat (SEMARNAT), via the National Ecology Institute (INE), the Office of the Federal Consumer Prosecutor (Profeco) […]

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    SEMARNAT: Respecting Environmental Laws Needn’t Harm Tourism

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Mexico’s Environment Minister, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, rejects the claims of some that tough enforcement of that country’s environmental laws and regulations is harming tourism there.  He argues that respecting environmental law and tourism development can go hand-in-hand in Mexico. Elvira Quesada points out that in the first 21 months of the Calderón Administration the […]

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    US$300 Mil. to Help Mexico Improve Environmental Management in Key Sectors / US$300 para apoyar a México mejorar manejo ambiental en sectores claves

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    From the World Bank: World Bank Supports Mexican Initiative to Improve Environmental Management in Key Sectors of the Economy US$300 Million to Develop Environmental Policies The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a loan for US$300.75 million to assist the Mexican government in its effort to better integrate sector policies in order to achieve […]

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    Mexico’s Environmental Audit Program

    Monday, June 9th, 2008

    Mexico has an interesting environmental audit program. In many countries, environmental audits are voluntary assessments done internally by companies, or by accredited third parties they hire, following their own design and the results of which usually are utilized internally to adjust practices and ensure compliance. In Mexico, the National Environmental Audit Program (PNAA) is also […]

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