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Seventh Meetings of the Workings groups created in the Plan of Action to 2014 (Groups 1 and 2)

Seventh Meetings of the Workings groups created in the Plan of Action to 2014 (Groups 1 and 2)

San José, Costa Rica - 9-11 Sep 2014

Programme

Wednesday, 10 September

8.00 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Participant registration

9.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. Opening remarks

  • Ms. Linyi Baidal, Alternate Director of Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica
  • Mr. Dámaso Luna, Deputy Director-General of the Directorate for Global Affairs, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, on behalf of the Presiding Officers
  • Mr. Carlos de Miguel, Head of the Public Policies for Sustainable Development Unit, Economic Commision for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Representative of the public

9.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Presentation on the progress of the Working Group on Capacity-Building and Cooperation with regard to the proposal of how to incorporate capacity-building and cooperation in the regional instrument

Presentation by the coordinators of the Working Group on Capacity-Building and Cooperation: Colombia and Jamaica

Presentation on the progress of the Working Group on Access Rights and Regional Instrument with regard to the proposal on the nature and contents of the regional instrument.

Presentation by the coordinators of the Working Group on Access Rights and Regional Instrument: Brazil and Costa Rica

Discussion with the participants

11.00 a.m -11.30 a.m. Coffee break

11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Part One: Discussion on the preamble, objective, use of terms or definitions, principles, and general provisions

Discussion

1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. Lunch break

2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Part Two: Discussion on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters

Discussion

4.00 p.m. - 4.15 p.m. Coffee break

4.15 p.m. - 6.15 p.m. Part Three: Discussion on the means of implementation (capacity-building and cooperation, financing), rules of procedure and institutional framework

Discussion

6.15 p.m. End of day

 

Thursday, 11 September

8.30 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Participant registration

9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Presentation on the proposal of the contents of the regional instrument on the access rights in environmental matters

Coordinators of the Working Group on Capacity-Building and Cooperation and the Working Group on Access Rights and Regional Instrument

Discussion with the participants

11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. Coffee break

11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Discussion on the nature of the regional instrument

Presentation by Dr. Marcos Orellana, expert in public international law

Discussion with participants

1.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. Lunch Break

2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Continuation of the discussion and adoption of agreements for the consideration of the signatory countries with regard to the contents of the regional instrument

Presiding Officers and coordinators

4.30 p.m. Closing of the meetings (coffee)