The Institute of Lawyers for the Protection of the Environment (INSAPROMA) expressed through its Executive Director Euren Cuevas Medina that they support the creation of Environmental Volunteers because it comes to give life to one of several fundamental principles of the Rio Declaration of 1992 and envisaged by law 64-00 on environment and natural resources, such as the Principle of Shared Responsibility, which states: “It is the responsibility of the State, society and every inhabitant of the country to protect, preserve, improve, restore and make sustainable use of natural resources and the environment, and eliminating unsustainable production and consumption patterns.
This principle places the responsibility of protecting the Environment and Natural Resources, regardless of whether it is Dominican or foreign, in the hands of all. Everyone who lives in the country has the obligation to protect the environment and make a sustainable use of it.
Another aspect to highlight of Environmental Volunteering is the fact of awakening Principle 10 of a Declaration of Rio 1992, in the aspect that this Principle establishes among other things that “The best way to effectively manage the environment is with participation of all at their corresponding level and the relevant authorities must guarantee access to information, participation and access to environmental justice. ” Undoubtedly with this Volunteering commitments are fulfilled more than 20 years ago and have not yet materialized.
INSAPROMA expects that the head of the environment portfolio, Mr. Francisco Domínguez Brito effectively enforces the 64-00 law, because if he does. the Swiss would move to live in the Dominican Republic.