6 November 2021 | Briefing note
21 May 2021 | Briefing note
The eighth meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers on Environmental Sustainability took place in a virtual format on 20 and 21 May 2021. Chaired by Saint Kitts and Nevis, the meeting had as its theme “Unlocking a Green, Resilient and Inclusive future for Eastern Caribbean SIDS”.
4 March 2021 | Briefing note
On 4 March 2021 the social media campaign #Escazú4All was launched celebrating the third anniversary of the adoption of the Escazú Agreement and announcing its entry into force on 22 April.
26 November 2020 | Briefing note
The InforMEA Steering Committee brings together the secretariats of United Nations Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
28 September 2020 | Briefing note
Pursuant to article 21 of the treaty, the period for signature of the Escazú Agreement concluded on 26 September 2020.
3 August 2020 | Briefing note
In his July 2020 brief analyzing the impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean and containing policy options and recommendations to face this situation, the United Nations Secretary-General indicates that the Escazú Agreement is “a valuable tool to seek people-centred solutions grounded in nature.”
5 May 2020 | Briefing note
In April 2020, two informative sessions were held to advance discussion on the matters to be addressed at the first Conference of the Parties, as established in articles 15 and 18 of the Escazú Agreement.
13 March 2020 | Briefing note
The National Implementation Meeting on the Escazú Agreement took place in Mexico City on 11 and 12 March 2020.
6 December 2019 | Briefing note
The Second Regional Seminar for Parliaments of the Caribbean: Strengthening parliamentary action on the Sustainable Development Goals took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on 5 and 6 December 2019.
30 November 2019 | Briefing note
23 August 2019 | Briefing note
In the framework of the 1st Regional Congress of Legal clinics “from the streets to the courts: the reality of clinical education in Latin America” organized by the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), the first meeting of environmental legal clinics took place on 8 and 10 August 2019 with the participation of Faculties of Law of Universities in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru.
22 May 2019 | Briefing note
The 6th Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), was held in Fort-de-France, Martinique, between 15 and 17 May 2019, under the theme “Towards a Sustainable Caribbean Society: Reinforcing Strategic and Durable Partnerships for Advancing Sustainable Development in the Eastern Caribbean.”
17 May 2019 | Briefing note
At the Second Uruguayan Congress of Environmental Law, organized by the National Directorate of Environment (DINAMA) of the Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment, the Center for Environmental Law (CDA-Uruguay) of the Faculty of Law (University of the Republic), and the Commission on Environmental Law of the Bar Association of Uruguay, was held in Montevideo on 14 and 15 May 2019.
26 April 2019 | Briefing note
The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (“Escazú Agreement”) was highlighted on numerous occasions during the Third Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago from 24 to 26 April 2019.
26 April 2019 | Briefing note
The plenary of the Andean Parliament, in its Ordinary Session held between 23 and 25 April 2019, adopted the declaration “for the signature and ratification of the Escazú agreement by the countries of the Andean Parliament.”
1 April 2019 | Briefing note
In its capacity as technical secretariat of the Escazú Agreement, ECLAC participated in the "Regional expert meeting on emerging human rights and planetary human responsibilities" and the "Regional symposium on planetary human responsibilities in the context of the climate crisis: contributions for the global debate on the rights of future generations in the international system", that took place in Cusco (Peru) between 27 and 28 March 2019.
20 March 2019 | Briefing note
In its 40th Session, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted without a vote Resolution A/HRC/40/L.22/Rev.1 “Recognizing the contribution of environmental human rights defenders to the enjoyment of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development."
3 March 2019 | Briefing note
In his last report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, David R. Boyd, focused on the right to breathe clean air. He also described the negative impact of air pollution on the enjoyment of many human rights, in particular the right to life and the right to health, in particular by vulnerable groups.
12 December 2018 | Briefing note
The recently adopted Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (“Escazú Agreement”) was highlighted in two events during the 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland.
26 November 2018 | Briefing note
The Escazú Agreement was presented at the side event “Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and environmental democracy through Human Rights, Nature Rights and the Escazú Agreement” held on 26 November 2018 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in the framework of the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).