First, through joint multi-disciplinary field research and information exchange, to investigate and analyse case studies on how health and environment impact assessment laws and policies are functioning in practice, and identify elements of integrated eco-health assessment methods and laws. [more 1]
Second, through joint capacity building and awareness-raising workshops, to build awareness, expertise and knowledge in sub-regions and countries of the Americas on health and environment impact assessment methods and laws.[more 2]
Third, to provide recommendations to hemispheric policy-makers, through side events at Americas Health and Environment Ministerials, Americas Trade Ministerials, and other upcoming opportunities for consultation with policy makers related to the Summit of the Americas process. [more 3]
The project will establish a collaborative relationship between project partners from different disciplines and regions of the Americas, in order to build expertise, awareness and capacity in developing countries on the design and enforcement of health and environment impact assessment research methods, laws and policies. Partners will:
Organise a series of sub-regional workshops to develop exchanges of views and dialogues on experiences with eco-health impact assessment methods and laws, between researchers, the private sector and policy-makers, as well as local communities, in North America, Central America, the Andes, South America and the Caribbean.
Spread awareness among national and sub-regional networks to generate deeper understanding and more effective compliance with health and environment impact assessment laws across the Americas.
Design a course in Spanish on integrated health and environment impact assessment methods and laws, for use by the United Nations Environment Programme (ROLAC), the UN ECLAC and others.