COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION
THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT
Because DDT was widely used across the continent and does not respect political boundaries in its travels, Canada, Mexico and the United States recognized the need to work together to eradicate it from their shared environment.
The three countries committed to eliminating the use of DDT and other POPs when they established the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NACEC). Through NACEC's Sound Management of Chemicals program, in 1997 they established a North American Regional Action Plan (NARAP) on DDT as a vehicle to cooperate and share experiences in phasing out the substance.
|Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama: Regional Progra||12/21/2001|
| DDT already eliminated in North America as world prepares to sign POPs Treaty |
As environment ministers from around the world prepare to sign the POPs Treaty, North America has already eliminated one of the most infamous POPs of all, DDT
| Diagnostico Situacional del Uso de DDT y el Control de la Malaria |
Informe regional para México y Centroamérica (Available in Spanish only)
|Historic Stockholm treaty and NAFTA experience show way toward healthier world||05/18/2001|
|History of DDT in North America to 1997||05/18/2001|
| Programa Regional de Acción y Demostración de Alternivas Sustenables para el Control d |
Document available in Spanish only
| Questions and answers on DDT North American Regional Action Plan |
Actions for Eliminating DDT in Mexico and Central America