Border 2025 Framework
Message from the National Coordinators
The U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Program: Border 2025 is a model of cooperation and collaboration between our neighboring nations, that will have achievable, tangible, on-the-ground, environmental and public health results for communities in the US-Mexico Border region. Through this program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Mexico’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT, acronym in its Spanish form) are working to address the most significant environmental and public health risks for the well-being of border communities.
As the National Program Coordinators, we reiterate our continued support to our state and local government partners, U.S. federally recognized Tribes and Mexican indigenous communities along the U.S.-Mexico border, and our other important border stakeholders, as we anticipate a successful conclusion of the Border 2020 program, and the creation of a successor binational program, Border 2025.
The U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program: Border 2025 is a five-year (2021-2025) binational effort designed to “Protect the environment and public health in the U.S.-Mexico border region for the long-term economic, cultural and social well-being of present and future generations, and acknowledge the importance of engaging with these groups in the long-term conservation of the environment”. Its implementation will be accomplished within the framework of the respective laws and regulations of the U.S. and Mexico.
Border 2025 includes four strategic goals to address environmental and public health priorities and challenges in the border region. Within the goals are specific objectives that identify actions that will be taken in support of the program’s mission. The U.S. EPA and SEMARNAT jointly determined the goals and objectives to address ongoing environmental challenges, with consideration of input from state and tribal partners.
Michael Regan María Luisa Albores González
National Coordinator, United States National Coordinator, Mexico