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Seminar for Public Officials and Civil Society Representatives on the Escazú Agreement and the 2030 Agenda

Pointe Seraphine, Saint Lucia - 11 Nov 2019

Description

The seminar is organized by the Government of Saint Lucia, the Saint Lucia National Trust and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC).

The objectives of the seminar are:

  • to raise awareness on the Escazú Agreement and its synergies with the 2030 Agenda and other international processes
  • to examine the state of the art of implementation of access rights in the region with a particular focus on the Caribbean sub-region
  • to review the Saint Lucian internal framework in the context of the Regional Agreement to support the ratification process

Programme

9:00 – 9.30am

  • Opening and welcome by GOSL, SLNT and UN ECLAC

9.30 – 11:00am

  • The Escazú Agreement: Context and synergies with the 2030 Agenda, Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other international processes David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC
  • Content, implications and future steps David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC
  • Civil Society’s role in promoting the early ratification and effective implementation of the agreement Karetta Crooks Charles, Communications & Advocacy Officer, Saint Lucia National Trust and alternate elected representative of the public Danielle Andrade, Attorney-at-law, Jamaica, and elected representative of the public
  • Q & A / Discussion with participants

11:00 – 11:15am Break

11:15am – 12:30pm

  • Status of environmental access rights in the region, with a focus on the Caribbean Danielle Andrade, Attorney-at-law, Jamaica, and elected representative of the public David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC
  • Overview of environmental access rights in Saint Lucia Teshia Jn. Baptiste, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender and Sustainable Development, Government of Saint Lucia
  • Q & A / Discussion with participants

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch break

1:30 – 4:00pm

  • Moving towards ratification and the effective implementation of the Escazú Agreement: Gap analysis, priorities and opportunities for action David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC
  • Q & A / Discussion with participants

Attachments

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11 Nov 2019
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Finance Administrative Centre
Pointe Seraphine
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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