Environmental Training Network for Latin America and the Caribbean

Réseau de formation sur l'environnement en Amérique latine et des Caraïbes
Red de Formación Ambiental para América Latina y del Caribe

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History

1980, based on intergovernmental cooperation and with the support of United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), following request of governments in the region during 8th session of UNEP Governing Council, 1979. General programme adopted Apr 1985, Cancún (Mexico), at 4th Intergovernmental Meeting on the Environment.

Aims

Achieve sustainable and environmentally sound development in the region through generation of knowledge and human resources and catalyzing interchange of information and expertise on environmental matters.

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Activities

2004-2005 priorities:

 • Development of national capacities and training on priority themes identified in the Latin American and Caribbean Initiative.

 • Reconfirmation of national commitments to the 'Environmental Training Network Trust Fund' and extension of its operation.

 • Courses, events, research and community action aimed at recognition of the role of teachers, public educators and civil society in implementing the Latin American and the Caribbean Initiative.

 • Workshops for training in and development of national capacities, especially on trade and environment and on integrated management of ecosystems.

 • Support for the proposed 'Latin American and Caribbean Programme of Environmental Education for Sustainable Development', including exchange of education and experience among member countries, capacity-building of educators and training of relevant actors in civil society.

 • Seeking assistance from regional and international agencies in preparing modalities of environmental education for decision-makers, particularly members of national assemblies and parliaments.

 • Establishing means of coordination between national environmental and educational authorities and, with UNEP, at regional and sub-regional levels.

 • Working for restoration of a global environmental training programme in cooperation with UNESCO.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 18 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 21 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Human Resources
  • Education
    • Training
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F0022

Last News Received

2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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