LatAm, Carib Experts Discuss Environment in Venezuela

LatAm, Carib Experts Discuss Environment in VenezuelaCaracas, Apr 29. -Officials and ministers from the region hold Friday a meeting in Venezuela on environmental issues, included in the documents for the founding in July of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

The meeting's agenda includes climate change, access to drinking water, solid waste management, and protection of forest and biodiversity.

Participants in the forum announced on Thursday several aspects the heads of delegations will review today.

Foreign ministers and top officials from 30 nations agreed Tuesday in this capital to carry out a meeting with environment ministers as part of the preparation for the CELAC foundational summit, to be run on July 5-6 in Caracas.

In parallel with this event, Latin American and Caribbean leaders will develop forums on energy and trade leading up to the founding of the regional integrationist bloc, excluding the United States and Canada.

Environmental, energy, economic and social issues are also part of the political documents of the CELAC, a community that will also include a procedure text and a statement in defense of democracy, destined to protect member countries of coups d'Etat and other anti-constitutional actions. (Prensa Latina)