international agreement on rules and guidelines for components of the Kyoto Protocol.

  • Use of bilateral projects or regional workshops to promote mutually supportive relations between trade and sustainable management of ecosystems.

  • Implementation of existing agreements to promote sustainable fisheries and protect marine ecosystems including the implementation of the Global Program of Action.

  • Promote innovative mechanisms for sustainable management of key marine and terrestrial ecosystems, including the polar caps and freshwater resources.

  • Achieve international agreement on rules and guidelines on the components of the Kyoto Protocol, and continue implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

  • Protect the marine environment and endangered marine species, with a special emphasis on marine pollution and fisheries management.

  • Reduce transboundary air and water pollution through cooperative efforts with Canada, Mexico, and ECE [Eastern and Central European] countries.

  • Safeguard and promote U.S. environmental interests in the context of trade and economic liberalization efforts.

  • Promote international collaboration in the use of space technologies for environmental monitoring and humanitarian response.

GOAL 2: Reduce Health and Environmental Risks from Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous Wastes, and the Emergence and Spread of Infectious Diseases


To promote the safe management of toxic chemicals and hazardous wastes and to address the spread of infectious disease, the U.S. Government will engage in a range of activities that include bilateral, regional, and multilateral negotiations; implementation of international agreements; bilateral and regional dialogues; and capacity-building activities to promote regional cooperation on transboundary environmental issues, including:

  • Fund, and participate in, meetings related to the implementation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Convention.

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