Environmental protection of the Río de la Plata and its maritime front: pollution prevention and control, and habitat restoration (TDA synthesis for policymakers)
This is a joint initiative of the Governments of the República Argentina (referred to as Argentina in this text) and the República Oriental del Uruguay (referred to as Uruguay in this text), which is being carried out within the framework of the Treaty of the Río de la Plata and its Maritime Front, signed by both countries in 1973. This Synthesis for Policymakers is a non-technical summary of the main points contained in the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA). It is designed to inform policymakers and other interested groups and stakeholders, and to facilitate their participation in the second stage of FREPLATA: the design of a Strategic Action Programme (SAP), that shall include proposals for specific measures to address the problems identified in the TDA. Nevertheless, great care has been taken to ensure that the document supplies the reader a complete picture of the present situation of the environment of the Río de la Plata and its Maritime Front and of the main development trends for the next decades, so as to provide a sound basis for the adoption of policies.
13 May 2014