Over 65 participants from 12 countries gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 28 to 30 June 2022 for the regional seminar on climate change for parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean. The seminar was jointly organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Parliament of Uruguay.
The seminar provided a space for an urgent inter-parliamentary dialogue on how to address climate change in the region, comprising a number of expert presentations and plenary discussions.
In the session "Prioritizing equitable climate action: Promoting public participation and social inclusion", ECLAC, in its capacity as Secretariat of the Escazú Agreement, presented the importance of this Agreement to foster climate governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. It emphasized the need of leaving no one behind in the climate crisis and ensuring that all people’s environmental rights are respected. Moreover, parliamentarians were encouraged to support the ratification and implementation of this Agreement in their respective countries.