EPA Collaboration with Mexico
Border 2020 has identified five long-term goals with specific objectives to address the most serious environmental and environmentally-related public health challenges in the border region. Some objectives and sub-objectives targeted by these strategic goals are broad and are expected to serve as guidance in the development of biennial action plans.
The goals are:
- Goal 1: Reduce Air Pollution
- Goal 2: Improve Access to Clean and Safe Water
- Goal 3: Promote Materials Management, Waste Management, and Clean Sites
- Goal 4: Enhance Joint Preparedness for Environmental Response
- Goal 5: Enhance Compliance Assurance and Environmental Stewardship
Explore our work:
- Border 2020 Program
- EPA's Role with the North American Development Bank (NADB)
- Preparing for and preventing environmental emergencies
- US-Mexico Border: Water Infrastructure Program
Additional Resources About Environment and the Mexico-U.S. Border
- International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). Exit The U.S. and Mexico have cooperated on their shared border environment for over a hundred years. Much of this cooperation took place under the auspices of the IBWC, a U.S.-Mexico international organization with a presence in both countries. The IBWC administers several large water cleanup projects, including those in Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo.
- North American Development Bank (NADB). Exit NADB participates in the financing of environmental infrastructure projects on the U.S. Mexico border. The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), a binational organization charged with improving the environmental conditions of the border region, previously identified, developed, and certified environmental infrastructure projects in the area. On November 10, 2017, the BECC and NADB were merged into a single institution, referred to as the NADB.
- SEMARNAT, Exit Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. SEMARNAT is EPA's federal counterpart in the U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program.