The OAS supports member states in the design and implementation of policies, and projects to integrate environmental priorities into poverty alleviation and socio-economic development goals. Actions are implemented at the hemispheric level, facilitating international meetings and conferences on key issues of sustainable development, as well as “on-the-ground” activities. The Organization carries out several mandates designed to protect biodiversity, strengthen environmental law, manage water resources, raise awareness on climate change, and promote sustainability, among others.
Department of Sustainable Development
Summits of the Americas Mandates on the Environment