Border Environment Cooperation Agreement

The Charter is also composed of a ten-member Board of Directors that manages both institutions. The binational office is composed of three representatives of each government, one representative of a border state of each country and one representative of public opinion residing in each country in the border region. The presidency alternates each year between the United States and Mexico. The BECC project development process, ISO 9000 certified, is designed to meet a high quality development standard for the wide range of types of environmental infrastructure projects, supported by both public and private developers, taking into account industry standards, regulatory or financing requirements and specific sponsorship needs. projects can be submitted to BECC at different stages of development, from concept to final project; Therefore, future development requirements are determined on a project-by-project basis and the tasks defined have a direct impact on the time and workload required to complete this process. Typically, the process includes the tasks displayed in the flowchart. As a member of the Administrative Council of becc and NADB, the EPO has contributed to ensuring that projects approved by the Administrative Council are beneficial to human health and/or the environment and that completed projects have achieved the expected results. In addition, the EPO has made transparency and accountability a top priority to continue to guide the work of the BECC and NADB. Both institutions play a critical role in the effective implementation of binational policies and programs that support the sustainable development of environmental infrastructure on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. BECC works closely with NADB and other border stakeholders, including federal, regional and local authorities, the private sector and civil society, to identify, develop, certify and implement environmental infrastructure projects in five key sectors: water, wastewater, waste management, air quality and clean and efficient energy. BECC focuses on the technical, environmental and social aspects of project development, while nadb focuses on project financing and monitoring project implementation.

Both organizations offer different types of technical assistance to support the development and long-term sustainability of these projects. Following the signing of NAFTA in 1993, two binational institutions were created to develop environmental infrastructure in the U.S.-Mexico border region and improve the well-being of people from both nations. . . .

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