WHAT'S NEW ON THE TEMAS
01 May 2013
RATIFICATIONS CHART UPDATED
showing the ratification by LAC nations
of key mulitlateral environment agreements has been
02 January 2013
THE CALENDAR FOR 2013 IS UP
The new year has arrived, so it's time to look to what's ahead in 2013.
02 January 2012
We've updated the Tools page for GEO
reports to add those on Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela, Cordoba, Georgetown, Puerto Montt, Quito and Trujillo, as well as the 2009 update for the entire region.
08 March 2008
THE SPANISH VERSION OF THE TEMAS SITE IS FINALLY
ON THE AIR! ¡POR FIN!
You can visit it by clicking on the Spanish flag icon in the upper righthand corner of any of the English pages, or click here to go directly to the Spanish homepage.
29 January 2008
THE RE-VAMPED TEMAS SITE IS FINALLY
ON THE AIR!
Check it out! Utilize the all-new navbar and its drop-down menus
to navigate quickly and easily around the site.
All the previously existing sections have been updated and revised.
For example, the links section
has had links checked and fixed, new ones added, and in some cases,
their presentation changed to made them easier for the reader to
use/follow (example: the links to international agreements is now
organized by subject matter).
We've also added two new sections chock full of useful information:
* In our Friends
of Temas page, we'll
feature news and analysis of law and policy developments in LAC
from experts we trust. To start with this includes: Argentine
environmental norm and petroleum regulation updates from
Gabriel Machiavello, plus an article by him on recent developments in environment
insurance; Brazilian environmental law updates from Fernando
Tabet, as well as Fernando's essay about the importance of the new
forestry code for companies considering participation in Brazil's
clean development mechanisms; an interview with Lorenzo de
la Puente about what Peru is doing regarding
climate change, and his firm's FAQ on
what business investors need to bear in mind about Peruvian environment
law when negotiating and implementing deals.
* The new Tools
Section is loaded with good stuff, including:
- a glossary
of key terms used in consumer and EHS policy (coming soon,
Spanish and Portuguese versions!);
- the Temas
Recommended Reading List;
- all sorts of great maps,
including those for solar and
wind power and reef
- a collection of official policy statements/plans/strategies
on such topics as general environment/sustainable
wastes, national implementation
of the Stockholm (POPS)
wetlands and protected
- a complete set of direct links to all Climate Change Communications submitted by LAC nations, in all languages;
- a collection of useful
inventories, including those for greenhouse
gases, hazardous substances
- LAC environmental indicators and health/population statistics;
- a list of acronyms
used frequently in environment and health policy in LAC.
20 January 2008
* We have added hundreds of new
legal texts for download -- including many from states,
provinces and municipalities -- to the Law
and Policies DataBank! Texts have been added for all
existing country lists, the Andean Community and MERCOSUR, and new
lists started for Haiti, Suriname and the Central American Integration
More importantly, to make it easier to browse the laws/regulations,
we have added 18 thematic lists covering: air
and lamps, biotechnology,
protection (including advertising rules), cosmetics
and toiletries (includes personal hygiene products), detergents
and cleaning products, ecolabling,
instruments (ecotaxes, emissions charges, etc.), electrical
and electronic equipment (EEE), energy
and mining, environmental
and beverages, hazardous
health (includes OHS and tobacco control), wastes
and recycling, water
30 November 2007
* A copy of Keith Ripley's presentation to
the 2007 E-Scrap conference in Atlanta
has been added to the Temas
in Media page.