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Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)

Source: (25 Sep. 2003)
The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, SEMARNAT) is a government agency with the main purpose of creating a State environmental protection policy reversing the tendencies of ecological deterioration and establishing the bases for a sustainable development in the Mexico. Its main objectives are:

- To protect and conserve the ecosystems, species and genes most threatened within the country.
- To stop and reverse pollution of water, air and soil.
- To stop and reverse the erosion and deforestation processes.
- To guarantee the inclusion of the environmental variable as a State policy within the national life activities (government, companies, society).
- To promote the sustainable use of natural resources (including an efficient use of water and electric power).
- To promote a comprehensive and decentralized environmental management.
- To encourage the development and adoption of productive processes and clean technologies.
- To increase and strengthen social participation and access to information on environmental and conservation policies and programs.
-To develop and encourage applied research.
- To promote processes of education, training and communication to preserve the ecological balance, environmental protection and sustainable exploitation of natural resources.
- To facilitate comprehensive handling of the environmental policy and the natural resources, in order to consolidate a sustainable development.
- To manage and preserve national waters with the participation of the society, in order to achieve sustainable use of water.

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Type of Organization:   Policy or Management

Sector:   Federal Government

Contact Person:   Lichtinger, Victor

Mailing Address:
Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortines #4209
Jardines en la Montaña, Tlalpan, C.P. 14210
México, D.F.
Telephone: +52 56-28-0602 al 05

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Keywords:   Natural resources, Preservation

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