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Sustainability Partnerships in the U.S.-Mexico Drylands Region: A Binational Consensus Study

Project Scope:

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, jointly with the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine, will appoint a binational, ad hoc committee of experts from the United States and Mexico to identify partnership approaches to address select sustainability challenges in the binational drylands region – particularly those in trans-border regions – outlined in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s 2018 workshop report,  Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands.  The committee’s work will support policy efforts identified through Goal 17 (partnerships for the goals) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls for multi-stakeholder, cross-sector partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society.

The committee will draw on social science theory and research around partnerships and review relevant case studies to explore short-, medium-, and long-term strategies and mechanisms to increase coordination and partnership with relevant government agencies, the private sector (such as the mining and energy industries) and civil society in the U.S. and Mexico.  In consultation with stakeholders, the committee will identify potential strategies to address specific targets within the relevant sustainable development goals identified at the workshop and recommend the appropriate scale  (local, regional and national) and geographic area (rural to urban) for partnerships to align with the target.

Recommended strategies will consider social and environmental compatibility and the opportunity for economic growth.

Status: Current


Project Duration (months): 11 month(s)

RSO: White, Jordyn


Behavioral and Social Sciences
Energy and Energy Conservation
Environment and Environmental Studies
Policy for Science and Technology

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Contact Name:  Adam Jones
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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3481

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