The adoption of Cleaner Production (CP) practices and technologies is progressing in prioritized watersheds of the North triangle and Panama through the “Cleaner Production and Private Sector” program. This initiative is being implemented by WWF Guatemala / Mesoamerica and the National Cleaner Production Centers (NCPCs) in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.
The Cleaner Production and Private Sector Partnership works with micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) for the improvement of the adoption of Cleaner Production (CP) practices and technologies by supporting partnerships between universities, MSMEs and CP Centers resulting in the adoption of measurable CP practices by MSMEs, while enhancing training opportunities for students.
The project builds upon the previous success of the work within the framework of the Environmental Cooperation Agreements of the Free Trade Agreements (CAFTA-DR and Panama FTA), including Pathways to Cleaner Production in the Americas and Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships. The project is taking place in watersheds of Acelhuate in El Salvador, Motagua in Guatemala, Chamelecón in Honduras, and Panama Canal in Panama.
To date, the following progress has been successfully achieved: