2000-2001 Work Program Activities Report
- 00.1 Enforcement and Compliance with Environmental Legislation
- 00.2 Participation of Civil Society in Environmental Management
- 00.3 Trade and The Environment
Work Program Activities
A report entitled Environmental Enforcement and Compliance Frameworks in Canada and Chile was published in June 2000, and is available in hard copy as well as on the web sites of the National Secretariats. The electronic update will be available by the end of 2001 in the three official languages of the CCAEC (English, and French).
Two activities are being planned to improve compliance with obligations in respect to the transboundary movement of hazardous waste. The first activity is a technical visit to Ottawa and Montreal being organized for the last week of November 2000. The second activity focuses on training on hazardous wastes and is planned for early 2001 in Chile.
Three officials from the Ministerio de Salud, the Servicio Nacional de Aduanas and CONAMA made a technical visit to Montreal from November 25 - 30, 2000. The purpose of the visit was to observe Canada’s enforcement of the Basel Convention. A second activity on training is being discussed to be incorporated into the next work program.
Information on NEMISIS, an electronic database used by Environment Canada for tracking and managing enforcement activities, was provided to Chile. The Chilean National Secretariat is consulting with relevant government agencies and a project proposal should be ready by the end of November 2000.
A workshop took place in Santiago on August 22nd, 2001. Participants included members of Chile’s National Enforcement Committee.
An update of the 1999 report entitled “Public Participation in Environmental Management in Canada and Chile” was published in February 2002 under the title “Public Participation and Consultation in Environmental Management in Canada and Chile” and is available on this website in the three official languages of the agreement.
A Workshop on Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making, lead by JPAC, took place in Santiago, Chile on October 3rd and 4th, 2000
The main objectives of this workshop were:
- to promote a comprehensive discussion on the topic of public participation, in Canada and Chile;
- clearly define basic concepts and how these concepts and/or activities could have a positive impact on the environment; and
- identify concrete cooperative activities with the purpose of strengthening public participation in environmental decision making.
This workshop was well attended, with some 70 participants including 10 Canadians.
A new section of the National Secretariats websites containing a description of the major national environmental community programs was launched in December, 2000. This web page will be updated on a regular basis in order to provide current and comprehensive information on key ongoing community programs.
The websites of the Canadian and Chilean National Secretariats were set up to disseminate information about the CCAEC and the activities of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. The Internet sites are maintained on a regular basis to ensure easy access to current information.
CONAMA and Environment Canada inaugurated two public environmental acts and regulations databases in June 2000. The National Secretariats will continue to develop and update their databases on an ongoing basis
A summary of environmental law in Canada is available in French, English and Spanish on the website of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
This project was scheduled to take place in October 2001 but was postponed as a result of the events of September 11th. See Status Report of Third Work Program.
The first working session took place in Santiago, Chile, on October 2, 2000. The next meeting of the Round Table is scheduled for April 2, 2001 in Montreal, Canada.
The 1st Round Table took place in Santiago on October 2, 2000. Ms. Carmen Artigas, Legal Advisor for the Natural Resources and Infrastructures Division of CEPAL/ECLAC (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe/ National Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), presented on behalf of Chile. The title of the document was: “Some considerations regarding the application of the Precautionary Principles”. The Canadian Delegation presented a document titled “The use of precaution in Canada”.
A 2nd Roundtable took place in Ottawa, on April 2nd, 2001, discussing the theme environmental assessment of free trade agreements. On behalf of Chile, Ms. Alicia Bárcena, CEPAL (ECLAC) made a presentation entitled “Environmental Assessment of Trade Agreements: A necessary analysis”. On behalf of Canada, Mr. Thomas Gillmore of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, gave a presentation entitled “Canada’s Framework for Conducting Environmental Assessments of Trade Negotiations”.
At their Second Regular Session, the Council instructed the National Secretariats to include another project under the theme of Trade and Environment that would show the direct linkages with the Free Trade Agreement, include the private sector in the implementation of the agreement and promote clean technologies.
On December 3rd, 2001 a workshop was held in Santiago entitled “The Carbon Market: Business Opportunities between Canada and Chile under the Clean Development Mechanism”. This workshop was hosted by the Canadian Clean Development and Joint Implementation Office, CONAMA and Urquidi, Riesco, Ramirez and Associates as part of the work program under the Canada-Chile Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.
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