The First Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development took place on December 4-5, 2006 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The meeting Declaration is available for download in English, French , Portuguese, and Spanish.
The meeting identified and advanced concrete partnerships at the regional and hemispheric level to integrate environmental considerations into development, poverty alleviation, social and economic policies. The Bolivia meeting took into account progress in implementing sustainable development, including, inter alia, the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the 1996 Santa Cruz Summit on Sustainable Development, and the 2002 Johannesburg UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
The meeting identified specific opportunities for cooperation among OAS member states in integrating environmental management within core economic development, poverty alleviation and related goals. Environmental ministers and/or senior officials will be the main constituency of the meeting.
In order to achieve MDG’s policy objective to build “a comprehensive approach and a coordinated strategy, tackling many problems simultaneously across a broad front” the meeting identified practical, replicable project and policy lessons integrating the three pillars of sustainable development that is, economic development, social issues and environmental protection.
The meeting examined three areas:
Integrated Water-Resource Management; More..
Risk sharing and Risk transfer arrangements of Natural Disasters; More...
Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Forestry and Tourism. More...
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