Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is pioneer on SPC, the region was the first to host a regional consultation meeting on the Marrakech Process in 2003, where a regional strategy on SCP was developed, defining priorities, concrete actions and specific pilot projects to be implemented. Likewise, a Regional Council of Government Experts on SCP was set up in 2003 to support the implementation of the SCP regional strategy. Since then, this Regional Council has been providing inputs and advice to the LAC Forum of Ministers of the Environment.
In March 2014, the Regional Forum of Ministers of Environment has adopted a SCP Decision, stressing its support to the 10YFP, recalling the regional SCP priorities (national polices, SMEs, SPP and sustainable lifestyles) and calling for additional programmes on SMEs, food and waste.
In the region, dedicated SCP policies exist in many countries, including Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, St. Lucia, Uruguay and Honduras.