U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
The State Department web site below is a permanent electronic archive of information released online from January 1, 1997 to January 20, 2001. Please see www.state.gov for current material from the Department of State. Or visit http://2001-2009.state.gov for information from that period. Archive sites are not updated, so external links may no longer function. Contact us with any questions about finding information. NOTE: External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein.
U.S. Department of State

Great Seal Image

Regional Environmental Hub Program

Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Blue Bar

Around the world, countries are facing new and growing environmental challenges, many of which require regional cooperation to solve. Bringing nations together in a region to work on a common environmental problem -- a common threat -- can advance US interests in ways which go far beyond the scope of the environmental issue itself. The Department's commitment to a regional strategy complements our bilateral and multilateral diplomatic environmental efforts.

In an effort to address transboundary environmental issues, the Department established regional environmental Hubs, located in designated embassies around the world. The Hubs are predicated on the idea that transboundary environmental problems can best be addressed through regional cooperation. The regional environmental officer's role will complement the traditional bilateral Environment Science and Technology officers stationed in embassies around the world. Rather than dealing with a single country on environmental issues, regional environmental officers will look at transboundary issues from a region-wide perspective. Hub officers will engage with several countries of the region on a particular issue, with the aim of promoting regional environmental cooperation, sharing of environmental data, and adoption of environmentally sound policies that will benefit all countries in the region.

The Hubs work closely with other USG agencies to support their efforts by raising key issues at the diplomatic level, and with non-governmental organizations on environmental activities within their region.

Hub Locations and Responsibilities

Regional Environmental Officers

* Contact List

[end of document]

Blue Bar rule

|| Oceans, International Environmental & Scientific Affairs ||
Department Home Page | Disclaimers ||