Council Resolution 95-07

Oaxaca, October 13, 1995

Transboundary Impact Assessment Overarching Principles

THE COUNCIL:

HEREBY ENDORSES the above-mentioned principles.

 

APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL

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Carol Browner

Government of the United States of America

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Julia Carabias

Government of the United Mexican States

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Sheila Copps

Government of Canada

TRANSBOUNDARY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

OVERARCHING PRINCIPLES

These principles are intended to inform and guide the Council as it develops more specific recommendations and considerations pursuant to Article 10(7) of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.

1.     POLLUTION DOES NOT RESPECT BORDERS

2.     GOOD NEIGHBORLINESS

3.    RESPECT FOR NATIONAL AND SUBNATIONAL PROCESSES

4.     COST EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY

5.    COMPLEMENTARITY

6.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Transboundary Impact Assessment Overarching Principles