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Escazu Agreement: Establishing environmental rights for the most vulnerable

Organized by World Resources Institute, Government of Costa Rica, UN ECLAC, The Access Initiative, Namati, CIVICUS-World Alliance for Citizen Participation, DAR-Perú in the margins of the 2019 High Level Political Forum of the United Nations

New York, United States - 15 Jul 2019


Focusing on the theme of this year’s HLPF (2019) “empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, the event seeks to discuss how the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (known as the Escazu Agreement) supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by devoting specific attention to people and groups in vulnerable situation and including specific mechanisms for the protection of environmental defenders. Special attention will be given to highlight the critical role of the Escazu Agreement to mainstream public participation in climate action, to ensure that climates policies and actions are shaped by and benefited from those that are most affected by climate change.


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