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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, PNAA’s […]

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    Wal-Mart Promotes Cleaner Production & Energy Efficiency Among Its Central American Suppliers

    Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

    From Wal-Mart:
    Wal-Mart Stores and World Environment Center Launch Cleaner Production Partnership in Central America
    The World Environment Center (WEC), in partnership with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., today announced the launch of a major initiative which aims to increase cleaner production and energy efficiency (CP/EE) practices in two countries, El Salvador and Guatemala. The project is conducted through […]

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    Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the Caribbean / Promueven Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en el Caribe

    Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

    [Temas Note: This is not ECLAC/CEPAL’s first foray into corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE) — see, for example, the 2004 ECLAC/CEPAL report reviewed in the Temas Reading List section for Industry. I have had on the schedule a piece on the growing CSR/RSE movement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and […]

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    Loan for Environmental Management for Argentine SMEs / Préstamo para la gestión ambiental de las PyMEs Argentinas

    Friday, May 18th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$40 million loan for environmental management in Argentina
    Program will promote sustainable production
    The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a US$40 million loan to Argentina to promote environmental sustainability in the productive sector.
    The program will foster the adoption of cleaner production practices by small and medium-sized enterprises […]

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    PAC’ing Brazil: Overview & Environmental Licensing

    Friday, March 2nd, 2007

    If you are not resident in Brazil or a regular Brazil-watcher, you could be forgiven for never having heard of PAC.
    No! Not the video game character that chomped on “power pills” in order to consume brightly colored ghosts! Rather instead complex package of proposals from Lula’s Government intended to energize the Brazilian economy […]

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    IDB/MIF to Support Sustainable Wood Use in the Brazilian Amazon / BID/FMI ajudará uso sustentável da madeira na Amazônia brasileira

    Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    SEBRAE will receive US$2.1 million for sustainable development of wood and furniture supply chain in Brazil’s Amazon Region
    MIF support will bring together public and private stakeholders to identify new technological solutions for sustainable economic use of wood in Amazonas and Pará
    The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund announced today the […]

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    Nuevo Instrumento Chileno para Apoyar a la Eficiencia Energética de las Empresas / New Chilean Instrument to Help Corporate Energy Efficiency

    Saturday, November 18th, 2006

    [Note: unofficial translation follows Spanish version]
    desde el Ministerio de Mineria y Energia de Chile:
    Lanzan Instrumento de Apoyo a la Eficiencia Energética para las Empresas
    CORFO* y el Programa País de Eficiencia Energética, con el apoyo de la CNE** y el INN#, crearon una nueva línea de apoyo orientado a mejorar la eficiencia en el consumo energético […]

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