"The U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program: Border 2020 is an eight-year (2013-2020) binational effort designed 'to protect the environment and public health in the U.S.-Mexico Border region, consistent with the principles of sustainable development.' Its implementation will be accomplished within the framework of the respective laws and regulation of the U.S. and Mexico. Border 2020 is the latest cooperative effort implemented under the 1983 La Paz Agreement. It builds on previous binational efforts, particularly Border 2012, which emphasized a regional bottom-up approach as the basis for decision making, priority setting, and project implementation to address the environmental and public health problems in the border region. In addition to adopting and incorporating this approach in its framework, Border 2020 has established six fundamental strategies that set expectations on how program partners will work along the border and achieve results. Border 2020 has identified five long-term strategic goals to address environmental and environmental health challenges in the border region. Within the five goals are specific objectives that identify priority areas and activities that program partners will undertake for the duration of the Border 2020 Program. The goals and objectives were carefully written based on extensive input from program partners and border stakeholders about ongoing environmental challenges. Biennial action plans will outline priorities and implementation strategies to accomplish the various goals and objectives, based on available resources, emerging issues, and regional and community priorities."
EPA-160-R-12-001; Environmental Protection Agency-160-R-12-001
United States. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/