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Access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL
UN symbol.: LC/TS.2017/83 146 p. Editorial: ECLAC February 2018

Description

This document, of which an earlier version was published in 2013, reviews the laws and institutional frameworks that safeguard access to information, participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, as enshrined in Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, in the 33 countries of the region, on the basis of the material collected in the Observatory on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean. This updated version reflects recent developments in these matters and the traction they have gained in the region and includes new examples of good practices and emerging issues.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Introduction .-- I. Access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters at the international level .-- II. The evolution and status of rights of access in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- III. Access to environmental information in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- IV. Public participation in decision-making on environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- V. Access to justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- VI. Rights of access and the prevention of socioenvironmental conflicts in Latin America and the Caribbean.