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UNFCCC COP25: Advancing climate action through Escazú Agreement standards in Latin America and the Caribbean

The event discusses how the Escazú Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in environmental matters in LAC supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement and ensures that climates policies are shaped by and in benefit for those that are most affected by climate change.

Madrid, Spain - 12 Dec 2019


11:30 – 11:33

Welcome remarks on behalf of the Escazú Campaign Coalition and the Access Initiative LAC (3 minutes)

Moderator: Gabriela Burdiles, FIMA-Chile

11:33 – 12:13

OPENING REMARKS (40 minutes)

Empowering people and advancing climate action through the application of the Escazú Agreement

• Mr. Joseluis Samaniego, Chief, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

• Ms. Mary Robinson, First woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Chair of The Elders

• Mr. Ricardo Lozano, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

• Mr. Rodolfo Godinez, Head of International Affairs Unit, Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico

• Ms. Paola Vega, Congresswomen from Costa Rica

12:13 – 12:43


Lessons and examples of how Escazú standards may help to advance climate action

• Ms. Lyndal Rowlands, CIVICUS

• Ms. Aida Gamboa, DAR-Perú

• Mr. Jose Gregorio Diaz Mirabal, Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica, COICA

Moderator: Enrique Maurtua, FARN-Argentina

12:43 – 12:58

Questions & answers (15 minutes)

12:58 – 01:00

Concluding observations by the moderator (2 minutes)


12 Dec 2019
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Room 5
28000 Madrid Madrid


Secretariat of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean


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