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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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. No activities reported since 2012.


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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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 in 21 countries
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Subjects *

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

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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