Since 1989, ELI’s Inter-American Program has played an important role in promoting sustainable development in the western hemisphere. Launched in partnership in 1989 by ELI and the Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN) of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Inter-American Program now works with an extensive network of partners in the region to foster regional strategies and strengthen national capacity for promoting sustainable development.
In order to create a legal and institutional framework for protecting the western hemisphere’s environment, ELI’s Inter-American Program seeks to reach a broad constituency of legislators, enforcement officials, judges, community leaders, and private sector actors from across the region. The program focuses on three activities:
- research and policy development;
- capacity-building activities; and
- information exchange.
Inter-American Program Activities
II. Land and Biodiversity
III. Advancing an Agenda for Pollution Prevention
IV. Capacity-Building Initiatives
V. Promoting Public Participation
VI. Related Publications