One of the new features of the new Regulation on Evaluation, Control and Environmental Monitoring is that category A and B1 environmental diagnostic must be subject to public consultation.
From a statement issued by Agexport:
The Environmental Management Unit at AGEXPORT, wishes to inform the export sector of the publication of Government Agreement 137-2016, Regulations Assessment, Environmental Monitoring and Control, which was published on July 12, 2016 in the newspaper Diario de Centroamérica.
On 16 February experts in the construction sector will be meeting to discuss issues such as sustainable building techniques for efficient water use.
The Commission for Environment and Sustainability at the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (Capac) has organized for a forum on February 16 which will include the participation of experts from the Ministry of Environment, the Panama Canal Authority, the Water Center for the Humid Tropics for Latin America and the Caribbean, the University of Panama and the Panama Green Building Council.
From September 29th to October 1st, entrepreneurs will be gathering together in Guatemala City to take part in business conferences and address issues such as use of technology and construction practices.
The event is being organized by the Guatemalan Chamber of Construction (CGC) and the Guatemala Green Building Council (GGBC).
When it comes to making a choice, there is a clear preference by travelers for "green" hotels and tourism products, confirming that the sustainability of the tourism business only makes sense when the sustainability of the area is guaranteed.
In her blog in Elfinancierocr.com, Katiana Murillo highlights the growing preference of tourists worldwide for hotels which have environmentally friendly practices, even if it means paying higher rates.
Guatemalan Entrepreneurs are asking for the consultations with communities about the environmental impact of mining and infrastructure projects to be regulated.
The Guatemalan Chamber of Industry (CIG) and the Union of Extractive Companies (GEE) has proposed the creation of a regulation governing community consultations, believing that these should be one more indicator in the approval process, and should not be binding in nature.
Tourist companies believe that sustainability is not an easy process, however it can be a good idea if it is about doing business.
Katiana Murillo in her article in Baños, reviews the opinion of some companies who participated in Expotur 2013, regarding the question of whether sustainability can be good business for tourism entrepreneurs.
The Union of Industrialists of Panama has launched the "Green Panama" certification for companies which implement good environmental practices.
The "Green Panama" seal of approval, will be awarded to companies who demonstrate consistency in the implementation of best practices in areas such as energy efficiency, waste management and water resource management.
Although in its infancy, the concept is present in many new projects, and is gaining momentum as older buildings which want to remain competitive in the market are being upgraded.
The construction of buildings with sustainable and environmentally friendly features has a long way to go in Panama, although the development of this type of construction has made progress in the last 10 years and the capital now has several buildings that have been constructed with improved regulations.
The first international forum on this subject will take place in July 2012, with the theme 'Sustainability as a Business Strategy'.
Experts from the U.S., Poland, New Zealand and Germany, among other countries, will be meeting in Guatemala to discuss the major trends in sustainable architecture and construction followed in various parts of the world.
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