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Trade and the Environment Program

Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C.

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Mexico City, Mexico
  • Geographic Focus Mexico

About this grant

Centro Mexican de Derecho Ambiental, A.C. created the Trade and the Environment Program to generate research and analysis as well as to bring together key stakeholders in Mexico to debate ongoing trade and environment issues. The goal of the program is to broaden understanding of the impact of trade policies on the environment and sustainable development in Mexico and to encourage informed trade policies at the national and international level.Multiyear funding will enable the center to promote transparency and public participation in trade and international financial institution (IFI) policy; monitor IFI investments in Mexico; promote environmental cooperation among North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries; contribute to public debates through the media; and carry out policy research.Accomplishments during the past two years included convening and leading national discussions on various issues related to trade and the environment; participating in the Americas Capacity Assessment Project within the framework of the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations; and monitoring the performance of the NAFTA Commission on Environmental Cooperation.