URUGUAY


1. COMISION TECNICA ASESORA DE LA PROTECCION DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE (COTAMA) (COMMISSION FOR THE TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION)

ESTABLISHED: 4 June 1993

MISSION: The Commission serves as an advisory council to the Executive Branch on environmental policy and planning, and also as an inter-institutional coordinating mechanism between public and private activities related to conservation, defense and improvement of the environment. It is composed of three main bodies: the Plenary, the Coordinating Committee, and the Permanent Secretariat.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):

Ministries and governmental agencies:   17
Non-Governmental Organizations:          3
Academic/Research Institutions:          1
Business/Productive Sector:              3
Others:                                  0
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS:	          24
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:

PRESIDENT:  Juan Chiruchi, Ministro de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio 
Ambiente
Vice-Ministro de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio 
Ambiente
Director Nacional de Medio Ambiente
Director Nacional de Ordenamiento Territorial
DELEGATES FROM:
Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas
Ministerio de Educación y Cultura
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca
Ministerio de Industria y Energía
Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Ministerio de Transportes y Obras Públicas
Ministerio de Turismo
Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social
Ministerio de Salud Pública
Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto
Poder Legislativo (Senado / Representantes)
Congreso de Intendentes (Municipios)
Universidad de la República
Cámara de Industrias / Cámara de Comercio
Asociación Rural / Federación Rural
Trabajadores (PIT-CNT)
ONGs de Montevideo
ONGs del resto del pais
Red Uruguaya de ONGs
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

There are two non-governmental mechanisms in Uruguay for sustainable
development coordination :

a) The Uruguayan Forum for Sustainable Development ("Foro Uruguayo para el 
Desarrollo Sustentable")
Contact:  Eduardo Guoynas, Secretary
P. O.  Box 13125
11700 Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel:  598-2-907648     
Fax:  598-2-793132    
E-mail:  claes@chaspue.apc.org

b) The Uruguayan Network of Environmental NGOs ("Red Uruguaya de ONGs 
Ambientalistas")
Contact:  José Luis Cogorno, Coordinator
Av. Lezica 6477
12500 Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel:  (598-2) 32-73-28
Fax:  (598-2) 90-72-27