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The Escazú Agreement: advancing the rule of law for sustainable development

The virtual seminar sought raise awareness on the Escazú Agreement and its synergies with the 2030 Agenda and other international processes, examine the role of the Judiciary in the implementation of environmental access rights and environmental protection and review the national and regional frameworks and judicial developments in the context of the Regional Agreement’s ratification process.

Virtual, Saint Lucia - 28 Jul 2020

Programme

 

2 – 2.15pm Opening and welcome

  • Ms. Diane Quarless, Director, Subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, UN ECLAC
  • Ms. Caroline Eugene, Permanent Secretary in the Department of Sustainable Development, GOSL
  • Her Ladyship Dame Janice Pereira, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

 

2.15 – 3:15pm The Escazú Agreement

  • Context and synergies with the 2030 Agenda, Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other international processes (Carlos de Miguel, Head, Policies for Sustainable Development, UN ECLAC)
  • Overview of content, implications and future steps (David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC)
  • Q & A / Discussion with Justices and Magistrates

 

3:15 – 4:15pm Environmental access rights in the Caribbean

  • Status of the Escazú Agreement in Saint Lucia (Kate Wilson, Legal Officer, Department of Sustainable Development, GOSL)
  • Environmental access rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC)
  • Access rights from a practical perspective: analysis of common law standards and selected case law (Danielle Andrade, attorneyat-law, Jamaica and elected representative of the public)
  • Q & A / Discussion with Justices and Magistrates

 

4:15 – 4:55pm Towards the effective implementation of environmental access rights

  • Challenges, priorities and opportunities for action (UN ECLAC, GOSL)
  • Q & A / Discussion with Justices and Magistrates

 

4:55 – 5pm

  • Closing remarks
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28 Jul 2020
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Virtual
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Saint Lucia

Contact

Secretariat of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean
secretaria.escazu@cepal.org
www.cepal.org/acuerdodeescazu
www.cepal.org/en/escazuagreement

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