CENTRAL AMERICA*

* includes Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


1. COMISION CENTROAMERICANA PARA EL AMBIENTE Y DESARROLLO (CCAD) (CENTRAL AMERICAN COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT)

ESTABLISHED: December 1989

MISSION: 1) To establish cooperation between the Central American countries in the identification and adoption of models for sustainable development with the participation of all concerned organizations; and 2) to support national sustainable development policies and legislation in the region, in particular to assure that environmental concerns and parameters are incorporated into national planning processes.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):

Ministries and governmental agencies:     	7
Non-Governmental Organizations:           	0
Academic/Research Institutions:           	0
Business/Productive Sector:               	0
Others:                         		0
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS:       			7

b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:

Victor Gonzales, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Environment,
Belize 
Bruno Busto B., Coordinator a.i., National Commission on the Environment
(CONAMA), Guatemala 
Horacio Ríos Orellana, Director, Executive Secretariat for the Environment
(SEMA), El Salvador 
Carlos Medina, Minister, Ministry of Environment (SEDA), Honduras 
Jaime Incer,  Presidential Adviser of Nicaragua (Current President of CCAD) 
Mauricio Castro, Presidential Delegate, Costa Rica 
Ing. Rolando Guillén, Director, National Institute for Natural  Resources
(INRENARE), Panamá

2. ALIANZA CENTROAMERICANA PARA EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE (CENTRAL AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT)

ESTABLISHED: Final agreement during the "International Conference for Peace and Development", Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 24-25 October 1994.

MISSION: To make Central America a model for Sustainable Development. To achieve this aim, an Agreement was signed between the president of the United States of America and the presidents of the seven countries of the region on the occasion of the "Summit of the Americas" held in Miami, December 1994. The initiative was first led by the president of Guatemala, Lic. Ramiro de Leon de Carpio, who received clear support from the Central American Presidents. Now the process is being conducted under the leadership of the President of Costa Rica.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION: The 7 Presidents of the respective Republics of Central America are the chief leaders of the Alliance.

b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:

Chair: José Maria Figueres Olsen, President of the Republic of Costa Rica
Henry Young, Representative of the Prime Minister of Belize
Armando Calderón Sol, President of the Republic of El Salvador
Ramiro de Leon Carpio, President of the Republic of Guatemala
Carlos Roberto Reina, President of the Republic of Honduras
Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, President of the Republic of Nicaragua
Ernesto Perez Balladares, President of the Republic of Panamá