LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
REGIONAL NETWORK OF OZONE OFFICERS
The creation of the Ozone Officers Networks for Mexico and Central America, and for South America was approved at the 12th Executive Committee Meeting in 1994. The Network for the English-Speaking Caribbean countries was approved at the 21st Executive Committee Meeting in 1997. These three networks comprise of 33 members:
Mexico and Central America: Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
English-speaking Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.
With the establishment in the region of the Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) team in 2003, the mandate of the three LAC Networks was modified. They were channeled towards the development of national capacities to meet and sustain compliance with the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).