Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: A Presidential and Congressional Advisory Committee on U.S.-Mexico Border Issues   [open pdf - 810KB]

This is the 3rd report of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB). "The Board has developed a statement of its vision for the border region. The vision emphasizes the unique binational character of the region, its environment, and its peoples and the Board's hope for achieving sustainable economic development: 'The U.S.-Mexico border is a binational region, sharing responsibilities, with sustained economic development that ensures the health and well-being of its residents, protects the environment and unique natural resources, engages the private sector, and promotes equity, opportunity, and empowered communities.' The Board also developed a mission statement which describes its role to help implement the above vision: 'The Good Neighbor Environmental Board is committed to providing direction, guidance, and advice to enable achievement of an environmentally sustainable border region.' The Board intends to apply this vision and mission to evaluate how governmental, industry and nongovernmental activities are moving toward sustainability, and as a benchmark for future recommendations. The Board also intends to work with its Mexican advisory committee counterpart to propose to both governments' approaches for measuring the results of its human and infrastructure investments in the border region."

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