The election of representatives of the public for the Escazú Agreement was held through the Regional Public Mechanism on 2 and 3 November 2022.
The Secretariat of the Escazú Agreement congratulates the six new elected representatives of the public:
- César Artiga, from El Salvador
- Mijael Kaufman, from Argentina
- Nicole Leotaud, from Trinidad and Tobago
- Joara Marchezini, from Brazil
- Irene Murillo, from Costa Rica
- Bishnu Tulsie, from Santa Lucía
In accordance with the rules for the elections, the electoral register was composed of all persons registered in the Regional Public Mechanism on 22 August 2022, before 11:59 p.m. Santiago time. Each voter had one vote to elect any candidate. To vote, each voter had to sign up to the electronic voting platform. The two persons receiving the highest number of votes in each of the sub-regions were elected as representatives. In each sub-region, no more than one person elected as representative could be from the same country (national or resident) or of the same sex.
The Secretariat of the Escazú Agreement would like to thank everyone that participated in the process, both candidates and the public, and invites all to continue supporting the implementation of the Escazú Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean.