Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal met on Wednesday October 2nd, with the head of the federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), Victor Manuel Toledo Manzur, with whom he addressed priority issues within the environmental agenda that the state government jointlywith Semarnat are developing in Yucatan.
During the meeting, the governor and the federal official discussed the agreements to guarantee the implementation of processes to prevent pollution in the state territory, the strategies to promote sustainable development with the least possible impact on the environment.
Accompanied by the head of the Ministry of Sustainable Development (SDS), Sayda Rodríguez Gómez and the Undersecretary of Planning and Environmental Policy of the Semarnat, Arturo Argueta Villamar, the Governor and Victor Manuel Toledo agreed on the actions to be carried out in the coastal zone of the state, specifically in the use and exploitation of the resources of this ecosystem.
In addition, given the importance of the actions that the State Government carries out in the coastal area of Yucatán, actions were timelined to coordinate work with the secretariat’s agencies, such as the Federal Terrestrial Maritime Zone and Coastal Environments (Zofematac).
In that sense, Vila Dosal and the head of the Semarnat agreed on the need to continue developing programs and actions aimed at environmental education, to provide adequate management of solid waste, as well as reduce environmental pollution, issues of high relevance in Yucatan.
In this regard, the Governor and the federal official talked about the actions carried out in the state, in a coordinated manner with the Ministry of Education of Yucatan (Segey) and the Secretariat of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sepasy), to prepare and train school teachers in environmental matters.
Vila and Toledo Manzur also agreed on the possibility of developing one of the Centers for Environmental Education and Culture (CECA) in Yucatan, which seeks to promote the continuous improvement of non-formal educational projects, as well as the development of collective learning processes that contribute to the professionalization of environmental educators in this area, and to strengthen environmental education statewide.
After the meeting, governor Vila Dosal thanked the willingness of federal government officials to listen to the proposals, needs and requests made, on behalf of the Yucatecans, while highlighting the willingness to find agreements and coincidences that allow programs, projects and actions that benefit the population.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán