Sustainable Development in Central America: Public Policy, Legal, and Institutional Framework (Spanish)
|700||Sustainable Development in Central America: Public Policy, Legal, and Institutional Framework (Spanish)|
|Chacón, Carlos Manuel Pratt, Lawrence; l.pratt||
A study and analysis of the juridical framework in the Central American region in terms of sustainable development. It delves deep into the fact that, despite many examples of legislation regulating production, use, access to, and preservation of natural resources, in general these laws have not been given enough institutional nature. In the case they have, there is a common lack of juridical culture to support effective enforcement. Two large groups are studied within the regional legislation mosaic: 1) Legislation regulating the access to and use of natural resources through fiscal, financial, and property policies; 2) Controls to production activities. These can be labor, security, or environmental controls. The paper attempts to provide an overview of the interaction of both types of legislation, stressing their influence on, promotion of, or discouragement of the sustainability of different economic activities in the five countries of the region.