Recommendations of the Intergovernmental Network of Experts on Air Pollution The Intergovernmental Network of Experts on Air Pollution gathered in Mexico City from 28 to 30 October, 2013:
In accordance with the mandate of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean held in Quito Ecuador in February 2012, agreed to submit for consideration and possible adoption of this draft Regional Intergovernmental Plan of Action for the Cooperation in the Field of Air Pollution for Latin America and the Caribbean.
This Regional Plan of Action provides guidelines for the short, medium and long term, common to all members of the Intergovernmental Network on Air Pollution of Latin America and the Caribbean in order to reduce air pollution and its health impacts in the region and contribute to the mitigation of climate change and its consequent effect at the local, regional and global levels.
The immediate adoption and implementation of this regional plan of action to guide the development of national action plans appropriate to the particularities of each country with emphasis on technical exchange, capacity building and design alternatives to reduce air pollution.
That the plan be reviewed and updated every four years and make a call to the Ministers of Environment to ensure the economic resources needed for the sustainability of the air quality monitoring networks as an essential and priority element for decision-making, due to the importance of the issue of air quality.
To request the support of UNEP for the establishment of the general criteria to prioritize actions and the organisation of the modalities of mutual assistance based on the intergovernmental diagnosis set forth in this Regional Plan of Action.
The establishment of a Clearing House Mechanism with the support of UNEP and other partners of the Intergovernmental Network of Experts on Air Pollution of Latin America and the Caribbean, to facilitate exchanges on the progress towards the implementation of the action plan, challenges and solutions.