Water Policy: Addressing issues of water quality, water rights and concessions, drinking water and sanitation, watershed conservation, dispute resolution, water use and management, and transboundary concerns, in both coastal and freshwater systems.
Trade, Investment and the Environment: Addressing issues relating to environmental protection and conservation in the context of increasing trade and investment in the region, with a focus on legal frameworks for environmentally-sound technologies, industrial clean production, market-based policy instruments, information exchange and harmonization.
Environmental liability: Focusing on clear and fair standards of environmental liability and responsibility as a means to strengthen the effectiveness of environmental regimes.
Economic and regulatory instruments for environmental management: Advancing the effective and complementary use of regulatory and economic instruments within environmental legal frameworks.
Developing legal frameworks that better promote industrial clean production through environmental management standards, fiscal incentives and other administrative and economic tools.
Strengthening judicial institutions and jurisprudence
Supporting modern, efficient and capable judicial institutions, and promoting the development of jurisprudence, through training and information sharing.