Belize assumes the Pro Tempore Presidency of CCAD
Belize has assumed the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development which is the environment and sustainable development arm of the Central American Integration System (SICA). This morning, the roles and responsibilities of the regional organization were handed over to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Minister of Sustainable Development, Orlando Habet, will assume the presidency for a six-month period during which he will work toward strengthening the regional regime’s goal of environmental cooperation and integration. According to Habet, under the leadership of his ministry strategies and plans will be developed to bolster the Regional negotiating power at international forums.
Jair Urriola Quiróz, SICA’s Executive Secretary, says that the organization has full confidence in Belize’s ability to develop compound regional environmental and climate change policies.