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    Status of LAC Ratifications of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

    Ratified: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Signed, but not yet Ratified: Argentina, Cuba, Haiti
    Neither Signed nor Ratified: Dominican Republic


    Eye on Ads: Energy Savings

    Thursday, October 5th, 2006

    From time to time, I intend to post here examples I find in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) of efforts to educate the public on environmental issues, or encourage environmentally-beneficial changes in behavior.  Today we start with this TV ad by the Uruguayan National Administration of Electrical Plants and Transmission (UTE).
    UTE Urges Uruguayans to […]


    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 by […]


    The Other Side of the Cell Phone Revolution

    Monday, September 4th, 2006

    Not Our Problem?
    A few years ago I was chatting with someone who is involved with the process of formulating a national policy on the management of solid wastes in Brazil. We had gotten to the question of which, if any, end-of-life (EOL) products should be declared to be “special wastes” and therefore subject […]

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