2008 - BECC Annual Report
Published on January 01, 2008
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In 2008, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) began to prepare to celebrate its 15 year anniversary, along with its sister institution, the North American Development Bank (NADB). Indeed, at the beginning of 2009, it will be just over 15 years since both governments formalized the creation of these paired institutions, designed to address the backlog of infrastructure affecting the environment and human health that existed along the U.S.-Mexico border region.
This report is an ideal opportunity to reflect upon the events that have taken place over these 15 years, during which the BECC has gone through cycles similar to those experienced by any living organism, with the nuance that the BECC, as a binational institution, had to deal with a hybrid origin that presented many challenges in terms of its definition and operation.