At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, the Declaration on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was signed. In this Declaration, signatory countries committed, with the support of ECLAC as technical secretariat, to advance the implementation of a regional agreement for the full implementation of the rights of access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters. Between 2012 and 2014, four meetings of the focal points of the signatory countries and fourteen meetings of working groups were held. In November 2014, the countries launched the negotiation phase of the regional agreement and established a Negotiating Committee with a view to concluding the negotiations by December 2017.
The objectives of the seminar are to raise awareness on Principle 10 of the
Rio Declaration and provide information on its implementation in the
Caribbean sub-region; examine the steps required for its effective
implementation into domestic laws, regulations and policies in Grenada, and
discuss the potential implications of a regional agreement on access rights
in environmental matters.
Meetings and technical symposiums | 23 Jun 2017 , Roseau, Dominica
The objective of the workshop will be to raise awareness on environmental
democracy and access rights as well as review the current Principle 10
negotiation process and build the capacities of government officials in
Dominica in view of the future adoption of a regional agreement on this
Intergovernmental meetings | 13 Jul 2017 , Virtual, Latin America and the Caribbean
The meeting will focus on articles 11 to 25 of the compilation text as a
whole and the administrative, financial and budgetary implications of the
future agreement. Deadline to register: Monday, 10 July 2017.
Intergovernmental meetings | 31 Jul-4 Aug 2017 , Buenos Aires, Argentina