Mateo A. Castillo Ceja was the head of the Coordinating Unity of Social Participation and Transparency in the Ministry of Environment of Mexico. Previously he served as president of the Ecological State Council of Michoacan, Mexico, and, with many others, has instigated processes of social participation in the development of environmental public policies for a sustainable Mexico. He is an altruistic person who takes part in the world humanitarian movement. He is considered a national expert in the implementation of local Agenda 21. He has been a representative of civil society in Mexico in many forums and international summits. Castillo is the main developer in Mexico of the Earth Charter and the founder of the National Secretariat. He was awarded the Citizen Merit Prize in 2003, and in 2004 he received honorary mention in the National Prize for Ecological Merit. In 2005, he was awarded the Maximo Kalaw Award for his work in promoting the Earth Charter in Mexico. Mr. Castillo holds a Master’s degree in quality and competitiveness and is a biochemist in the area of pharmacology.
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The Earth Charter Network in Mexico continues to be very active, promoting endorsements and the use of this declaration at different levels, from Local Governments to private companies. Here are some highlights of this year: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ENDORSEMENTS The Congress of Oaxaca State formally endorsed the Earth Charter on 5 June, during the […]
The following are initiatives carried out by the Earth Charter Network in Mexico between April and May. Oaxaca: On April 15, 2017, the 63rd Legislature of the State of Oaxaca approved the signing of the Earth Charter Endorsement. In a public statement, the Legislator Paola Gutiérrez Galindo, President of the Permanent Commission on Ecology, explained […]
How can a Government use the Earth Charter? In Mexico, interesting efforts are being led by civil society, in this case by the Mexican Earth Charter Network, coordinated by Mateo Castillo, that has promoted that the Chamber of Senators, Federal Legislators, and Congresses of several States (Durango, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, and Tlaxcala), sign agreements where […]
PetStar México, the largest PET food grade recycling plant in the world, signed a document indicating that they endorse the Earth Charter. This endorsement is the result of encouragement from the Ministry of Environment and the Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the network of representatives from the Earth Charter.(See more information in Boletín PetStar Diciembre 2014–available […]
Earth Charter Facilitators Course From December 2nd to 5th, 2015, the Mexican EC network organized the theoretical and practical course “Training of Earth Charter Facilitators” in Guanajuato. This course meets a need of the EC Network in Mexico, as many organizations want Earth Charter workshops. People belonging to the network were interested in strengthening their […]