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Inter-American Program

Inter-American Program: Projects

Explore ELI’s projects in the Western hemisphere by topic:

  • Capacity-Building
  • Natural Resources
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Climate Change
  • Resolving Conflicts

 

You can also explore ELI's Inter-American projects based on the regions in which they are located, on the how and where we work page.


 

Key:
Bold: Active Project
Unbold: Completed Project

 

Capacity-Building:

ELI's capacity-building experience in the Western Hemisphere includes:

  • Developing Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Protected Areas in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Strengthening Judicial Capacity on Environmental Law in the Caribbean Islands (Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic)
  • Development of a legal framework for the implementation of Mexico’s constitutional right to water
  • Strengthening the capacity of Mexico's Judicial Branch to protect the environment and implement the human right to a healthy environment
  • Strengthening institutional capacity for biodiversity conservation in the Yucatan peninsula
  • Training Prosecutors in the Brazilian Amazon on Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Mexican Municipalities project: training to three Mexican municipalities on implementing an environmental management system (EMS)
  • Workshop on Transboundary Enforcement (held in San Diego) 
  • Collaboration with the government of Peru to draft a general assembly resolution on access to public information (a joint project between ELI and the Center for Human Rights and the Environment)
  • Judicial Training on Environmental Law in:
      • Brazil
      • Chile
      • Costa Rica 
      • Honduras
      • Paraguay
  • Promoting a hemispheric instrument
  • Judicial capacity-building in Guatemala and El Salvador 
  • Capacity-building for mining and forestry officials in Chile
  • Strengthening the extractive reserve system in Brazil
  • U.S./Chile Environmental Cooperation Workshop Exchange Program
  • Collaboration with the government of Peru to draft a general assembly resolution on access to public information (a joint project between ELI and the Center for Human Rights and the Environment)
  • Workshops on Human Rights and the Environment in Peru
  • Promoting Public Participation in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
  • Advancing public participation and human rights in the official documents of the World Summit for Sustainable Development (a joint project between ELI and the Center for Human Rights and the Environment)

 

Natural Resources:

ELI’s natural resource-focused projects in the western hemisphere include:

  • Development of a legal framework for the implementation of Mexico’s constitutional right to water
  • Assessment of marine spatial planning approaches in Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines 
  • Developing ocean zoning approaches in Antigua and Barbuda
  • Strengthening institutional capacity for biodiversity conservation in the Yucatan peninsula
  • Case studies on Natural Resource Management in Post-Conflict Settings
  • Assessment of laws and policies on the development of aquaculture in Guyana
  • Protecting Landscapes in Argentina
  • Strengthening conservation of private lands
  • Capacity-building for mining and forestry officials in Chile
  • Strengthening the extractive reserve system in Brazil
  • Advancing an Agenda for Pollution Prevention: the Inter-American Mining Program
  • Mining and Communities: A project in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
  • Mapping Land Use of the Trio Indigenous Peoples of southwestern Suriname

 

Sustainable Livelihoods:

ELI’s work on sustainable livelihoods in the western hemisphere includes:

  • Developing the capacity of indigenous ejido communities in Mexico's Lacandon Jungle to adapt to climate change
  • Research to Strengthen Land Tenure in Haiti
  • Strengthening conservation of private lands
  • Mining and Communities: A project in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
  • Strengthening the extractive reserve system in Brazil
  • Mapping Land Use of the Trio Indigenous Peoples of southwestern Suriname

 

Climate Change:

ELI’s work on climate change in the western hemisphere includes:

  • Working with the Jamaican Government to Design Strategies to Address Climate Change
  • Developing the capacity of indigenous ejido communities in Mexico's Lacandon Jungle to adapt to climate change
  • Development of a legal framework for climate change mitigation in Mexico

 

Resolving Conflicts:

With decades of experience advancing innovative and practical solutions to environmental problems and a reputation as a non-partisan and impartial organization, ELI brings together diverse stakeholders to solve conflicts. Explore the work ELI has done on this topic in the western hemisphere:

  • Responding to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:
    • Natural Resource Damage Assessments
    • Gulf Coast Ecosystems Restoration Task Force
    • Deepwater Horizon Litigation
  • Case studies on Natural Resource Management in Post-Conflict Settings
  • Research to Strengthen Land Tenure in Haiti
  • Advancing an Agenda for Pollution Prevention: the Inter American Mining Program
  • Promoting Social Participation in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
  • Work with Center for Human Rights and the Environment to advance public participation and human rights in the official documents of the World Summit for Sustainable Development
  • Human Rights and Environment Workshops

 

Key:
Bold: Active Project
Unbold: Completed Project